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Helping you get the right medicine, at the right cost

Getting your medicine how and when it fits your life really matters. So you get the support you need to make the best choices for your health, budget and safety.

Choose Therapeutic Equivalents:
Same benefits, lower price.

What are they?

A therapeutic equivalent is a prescription drug with the same medical benefit and quality for the management of your condition as the medication you currently take, but at a much lower price.

How do I get them?

First, ask your pharmacist if there’s a lower cost therapeutic equivalent to your current medication, or check the Spotlight medications in the table below. Then, call your doctor to see if a switch is right for you. If so, the doctor can send a prescription for the new medicine to your local pharmacy.

Therapeutic Equivalents

Diabetes medications

Drug name:

  • Glumetza
  • Metformin ER-Modi
  • Metformin ER-Osmo Tablet


  • Metformin ER
  • Metformin Tablet

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Drug name:

  • Vimovo
  • Duexis


  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

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