As medication use continues to rise, generic alternative options are key to managing costs. This year will there are 3 big brand name medications going generic.
#1. Crestor (rosuvastatin)
Anticipated Generic Date: May 2016
Importance: Highly favored statin therapy as it is considered “high-intensity” and is associated with less muscle pain/joint pain compared to other statins.
#2. Benicar (olmesartan)
Anticipated Generic Date: October 2016
Use: Blood Pressure
Importance: Commonly used blood pressure medication, especially in people who have an “ACE cough” on another class of blood pressure medications.
#3. Zetia (ezetimibe)
Anticipated Generic Date: December 2016
Importance: Common add-on therapy for those who need additional cholesterol lowering on statin therapy (or those who can’t tolerate statin therapy).
Tria Health will keep you updated as these generic alternatives become available. If you have any questions, always speak with your health care provider or Tria Health Pharmacist regarding what medications are appropriate for you.