Free medications under the program at its launch included amlodipine (Norvasc
) for high blood pressure, metformin IR (Glucophage) for diabetes, sertraline (Zoloft) for mental health and montelukast (Singulair) for asthma.
Upjohn, the name of one of the companies Pfizer gobbled up during a spate of acquisitions in the 1990s and 2000s, sells off-patent and generic drugs that include the stars that drove Pfizer's growth: pain killers Celebrex and Lyrica, Norvasc
for high blood pressure, Effexor for severe heartburn, Xanax for anxiety and Zoloft for depression.
It also shows that 20 tablets of 10mg Norvasc
of Pfizer, which is used for lowering high blood pressure and helps prevent strokes, is sold for Rs375 while the generic cannot be sold for more than Rs319.
Upjohn revenues were $3.1 billion, down 1%, with growth in China, primarily from Lipitor, Norvasc
and Celebrex, partially offset by 3% operational decline in developed markets excluding Japan, primarily driven by lower revenues for: Viagra (-22% to $145 million) and Upjohn's authorized generic for Viagra in the U.S.
Some medications also may exacerbate swelling--for example, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine (Norvasc
), nifedipine (Procardia), and felodipine, or corticosteroids such as prednisone or cortisone--so ask your doctor if medications could be a factor.
The recalled drugs included Pfzer's (NYSE: PFE) Norvasc
V tablets marketed locally by LG Chem (KRX: 051910), as well as tablets from Anguk Newpharm, JW Pharmaceutical (KRX: 001060), Daehwa Pharmaceutical, Huons (KOSDAQ: 084110) and Dongwha Pharmaceutical.
The drug classes include angiotensin receptor blockers, such as Novartis AG's Diovan, calcium channel blockers, like Pfizer Incs's Norvasc
, ACE inhibitors, including Pfizer's Altace, and diuretics, such as Merck & Co Inc's Hyzaar.
Price European Price Premarin 28 0.6 mg $14.98 $4.25 Synth raid 50 100 mg $13.84 $2.95 Coumadin 25 10 mg $30.25 $2.85 Prozac 14 20 mg $36.12 $18.50 Prilosec 20 28 mg $109.00 $39.25 Norvasc
30 5 mg $44.00 $23.00 Olaritin 20 10 mg $44.00 $8.75 Augmentin 12 500 mg $49.50 $8.75 Zocor 28 20 mg $96.99 $45.00 Paxtl 28 30 mg $63.69 $43.00 Zestril 60 5 mg $53.49 $15.00 Prempro 28 0.6 mg $23.49 $4.75 Glucophage 50 850 mg $54.49 $4.50 Cipro 20 500 mg $87.99 $62.75 Zoloft 100 50 mg $80.00 $65.00 Pravachol 28 10 mg $55.60 $31,00
She has been on Norvasc
(amlodipine) at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) since October 2014.
While Lipitor, Viagra, Detrol and Norvasc
reach patent twilight, its oncology, cardiovascular and infectious diseases pipeline are a growth engine.
Luckily, AffordRx has stepped up to offer a Norvasc