Therapeutic Equivalent

Listed below are some of the more common high cost drugs and their lower cost alternatives. The lower cost products were all once branded drugs and have been proven to be safe and effective.


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If you are on: To treat: The lower cost alternative(s) is(are):
Crestor
Lescol
Lipitor
Vytorin
High cholesterol Simvastatin (Zocor)
Pravastatin (Pravachol)
Lovastatin (Mevacor)
Avapro/Avalide
Benicar
Cozaar/Hyzaar
Diovan
High Blood Pressure Lisinopril (Prinivil)
Fosinopril (Monopril) Enalapril (Vasotec)
Benazepril (Lotensin)
Captopril (Capoten) Quinapril (Accupril)
Aciphex
Nexium
Prevacid
Protonix
Acid Reflux Omeprazole (Prilosec)
Prilosec OTC
Paxil CR
Lexapro
Pexeva
Depression Citalopram (Celexa)
Sertraline (Zoloft)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Paroxetine (Paxil)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
Fortamet ER Diabetes Metformin ER (Glucophage XR)
Actonel
Boniva
Osteoporosis Alendronate (Fosamax)
Ambien CR
Lunesta
Rozerm
Sonata
Sedative Zolpidem (Ambien)
Allegra-D
Clarinex
Fexofenadine
Xyzal
Allergies OTC Alternatives:
Alavert
Claritin-D
Loratadine-D
Certirizine-D
Zyrtec-D
Claritin
Loratadine
Certirizine
Zyrtec
Nasacort AQ
Nasonex
Rhinocort AQ
Veramyst
Allergies Fluticasone (Flonase

* Prices may vary based on the quantity, strength and/or dosage of the medication and your plan benefits.