How to save money on expensive medicines?

How to save money on expensive medicines?

The question “How to save money on expensive medicines” is a common one for many people with rising drug prices! Even we personally from family and friends get this question very often and of course we can refer to them easily with our Pharmacy XL, however there is more to say and discuss in general about money saving tips on meds. We will give you the 2 ultimate tips how to save money on meds. Of course there are more, but with these 2 tips for sure you will be saving 70%-80% on your medicines and if you follow our tips and tricks you will shop safe and secure too which is very important as well.

Save money by using an online pharmacy

Of course you are well aware of the fact online shopping is going sky rocket these days, with literally every day hearing about shops which are closing, shopping malls which have lower occupancy rates and Amazon being the most valuable company in the world! Having said that, still not everyone is used to online shopping and we encourage people to discover the advantages of online shopping. The medical world is a few years behind with online shopping, mainly because of the pharma lobby and because of security and medical reasons and ofcourse doctors and pharmacist don’t want to lose their jobs. However if you want to save money on your meds, then an online pharmacy is absolutely crucial as prices are much lower than at your local pharmacy. And check it for yourself! We encourage you to check the price of the medication you need with our online pharmacy. Our clients thank us every day for the huge savings we give them. Let’s go to the second money saving tip…

Pharmacy Big Savings
Pharmacy Big Savings

Save money with Generic Drugs

Having discussed the first most valuable way to save money, “online pharmacies” let’s continue to the second one: generic drugs. If you are not familiar with the terminology “generic drugs” let’s explain it short and easy. Generic Drugs are nothing else than ordinary drugs, but the different is they don’t hold a patent and don’t have an expensive and useless brand name. For example there is Viagra Brand, which is the expensive original version of Viagra costing a fortune and there is Generic Viagra, which is the more affordable generic version of Viagra. They both work exactly the same, look the same ( blue pill ) and have the same active ingredient “sildenafil citrate” so there is no reason to overpay if you are not a millionaire or billionaire and don’t care about the price.

Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs (generics) are same like branded drugs approved by the FDA and other medical institutions. After the patent expires of branded drugs, any approved and accredited pharmaceutical company can also manufacture the medications and of course for much lower costs as they don’t have the overhead, expansive executives and no R&D costs, which are a huge part of the costs in the pharma branche. Of course R&D is important for the future of medicines, however it doesn’t mean you have to pay outrageous prices for ordinary medicines, so get “affordable drugs”.


There are 2 simple and easy ways to save money on drugs. Firstly is by shopping online at an online pharmacy and secondly is by using generic drugs instead of brand drugs. Just watch out to use a trusted online pharmacy which is in business for many years and don’t fall for dodgy online stores. We at Pharmacy XL are a trusted name in the industry for years with an daily growing number of happy returning clients from all over the world as we thrive to have a 100% customer satisfaction and as a non profit pharmacy also we our goal is to have low prices and happy clients and not to have high profits. So save money and stay healthy and happy!

Why you should not trust your pharmacist?

Why you should not trust your pharmacist?

There are several reasons “Why you should not trust your pharmacist!”. The main reason is he is under control of the big pharma, but read the full blog article and decide for yourself if you can still trust your local pharmacy and pharmacist.

Big Pharma

Yes this cruel group of companies and lobby groups are the main and most important reason you can’t trust your pharmacist. Of course you can trust him in the respect he will not steal anything directly from you and he will not kill you, however he will steal “indirectly” from you by selling you overpriced drugs, controlled and marketed by the big pharma. For every expensive brand-name drugs your pharmacist will get a bonus on top of the high margins and if he reaches a certain level he will be invited to exclusive getaways together with his or her partner.

Of course your local pharmacist will feel good about this, simply because he thinks he deserves it and his specialized knowledge is needed in society. Of course for some medicines this is true, but for mainstream prescription drugs like Viagra, Cialis, Ventolin his expert opinion is not needed at all, but he still tries to sell you over prices drugs like Viagra Brand for 25 usd per tablet. Fortunately you can buy affordable drugs at our online pharmacy. But there are more reasons why you can’ trust your local pharmacist…

Generic Drugs vs Brand Drugs

While everyone knows there is no difference in quality and functionality between generic drugs and brand drugs, however still the majority of pharmacists around the world try to sell and prescribe brand drugs instead of the cheaper generic drugs. We think this is an absolute shame, as with rising health costs it is a duty of every individual involved in healthcare to bring down the costs and generic drugs to exactly this as you don’t pay for the “logo” any longer, but just for the medicine.


While you local pharmacy is interested in sponsoring the big pharma and selling you expensive brand drugs as we have seen above, there is another way your pharmacist will try to overprice his services. While an efficient online pharmacy as ours is having a small office, efficient warehouse from where we serve the globe, you local pharmacist has to pay employees, his pharmacy and his huge salary and you will be the one who pays this indirectly with high drug prices. If he would offer your excellent service than you might think it is worth it, however research showed 65% of patients is unhappy with their local pharmacy ( pharmacist ). Compare the prices and service of you local pharmacy with our online pharmacy and see how much you can save and how comfortable online shopping is, no only for consumer products on Ebay or Amazon but also for medicines and supplements at Pharmacy XL.


Cheap Generic Drugs

Join the online shopping revolution and order Cheap Generic Drugs online. Forget the ever rising drug prices and buy generic drugs with big discounts. This is the focus for this blog post… generic drugs and affordable healthcare, which means affordable drug prices for everyone.

We are happy and proud to be one of the leaders in affordable drugs for everyone, no matter where you live or what you do. We are the non profit pharmacy for everyone, as we believe it is a human right for every human to have access to the medicines they need for their health! No matter if this may be sexual health drugs or depression medications. People which feel good and are healthy are better people, more productive people and this will lead to a better society for everyone.

Where to buy generic drugs?

Fortunately generic drugs are on the rise and even at your local pharmacy or drugstore, more and more generic pills are available, simply because the patents of old medications expire. However prices of generic drugs at doctors and pharmacists are still very expensive, compared to online pharmacies, which leads to the logal and clear conclusion it is better and smart to buy generic drugs online – obviously we can recommend our online pharmacy where we since 2001 are committed to serve customers worldwide and with success!

How to know if a generic version of a medicines is available?

Well simply you can “google it” as most probably google will tell you if the medication exists or not. You can also add the medicines name, add the word “generic” before and then the country as different medicines are available in different countries.

Another option is simply to type the name of the generic drug in our “search box” and then you will automatically find all the brand en generic versions of this medication. Try for example with Viagra and Cialis in the search box.

Price differences between generic drugs and brand-name drugs

While it is obvious there are price difference between products and services, probably there is no bigger price difference between brand drugs vs generic drugs. Why? Simply because of patent and monopoly. Price difference between brand versus generic can be as high as 1000% !!! Amazing isn’t it? This is one of the reasons we at Pharmacy XL believe in generic drugs as wasting money is not something we like. And rest assured there is no quality difference for generic drugs. Let’s make a few examples:

– Viagra Brand – price 7 USD
– Viagra Generic – price 1 USD

– Ventolin Brand – price 50 USD
– Ventolin Generic – price 25 USD

Quality differences between Generic Drugs and Brand Drugs

While it is true that the pharmaceutical producer is different between the one producing Brand Drugs ( patent holder ) and Generic Drugs, over 1000s of research from the most famous universities and research institutes proved there is no quality difference between generic drugs and brand-name drugs. Of course we already knew this from the beginning, as our internal audit and pharmacists told and prove this to us, it is good that also established and expensive institutes confirmed this. So you don’t need to worry and not even think about quality differences, when ordering generic drugs and using them.


Well summarizing all the above blog post about “generic drugs” we come to a very favourable conclusion for consumers and patients. Prices for generic drugs are up to 10x cheaper, while there is no quality difference. This because the price of brand-name drugs is based you pay a fee for the “brand” and the “patent”, not for the quality. Therefore you should be crazy not to use generic drugs and by online shopping you can save even more! We invite our readers to check out our offerings for generic drugs online here.

Medications for Anxiety Disorders

Medications for Anxiety Disorders

While Anxiety is a very important subject for many of our patients and clients, we thought it is time to spend a full blog post article about this subject. At Pharmacy XL we have both antidepressants and anxiety drugs. Everyone experiences occasional anxiety at one point or another in their lifetime. It could be while writing a test or during a presentation in class. Heck it could even be in the few minutes preceding sex. However, anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses which interfere with everyday life. People with anxiety disorders usually experience intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Usually anxiety disorders are accompanied with sequential episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a pinnacle within minutes (panic attacks). Anxiety disorders are so common that they affect up to about 30 percent of all adults at one point in their life. It is also possible to have more than one anxiety disorder concurrently. It is more likely for women to experience anxiety disorders than men.

Various anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorderspecific phobiasocial anxiety disorderseparation anxiety disorderagoraphobiapanic disorder, and selective mutism but let’s continue.

Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. These symptoms are likely to remain until treatment is initiated and completed. Usually they can occur concurrently with other mental disorders particularly major depressive disorderpersonality disorder, and substance use disorder.

According to the American Psychiatric Organization, the estimated percent of U.S. adults in any given year with various anxiety disorders are:

  • 7 to 9 percent: specific phobia
  • 7 percent: social anxiety disorder
  • 2 to 3 percent: panic disorder
  • 2 percent: agoraphobia
  • 2 percent: generalized anxiety disorder
  • 1 to 2 percent: separation anxiety disorder

The good news I am here to tell you, the reader, is that whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment is possible. There are drugs to help in its treatment and alternatives include lifestyle changes and psychotherapy

No clear evidence exists as to which of therapy or drugs is more effective. The patient chooses one of the two based on convenience and preference. The other choice of treatment is only initiated when symptoms are not adequately controlled by the first choice.

Types of Anti-anxiety Medications

There are different classes of anxiolytic medications. Each class is associated with peculiar risks and benefits. Hence it is very vital to be able to distinguish anxiolytics based on classes. Also there is the potential for drug-drug, drug-food interactions when on these medications. This is of extra relevance in patients with other mental disorders apart from anxiety. For example, some medications often used for anxiety may affect the effectiveness of antipsychotics administered at the same time.

Below are the main classes of medications usually used in the treatment of anxiety along with their associated risks and benefits, along with some examples of specific medications within each class.

Anxiety Medications
Anxiety Medications

First-line Options

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

This class of drugs are one of the most commonly used types of medication for anxiety. They elicit their action by increasing the levels of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, in the brain. Examples include citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline. They are usually a psychiatrist’s first choice when choosing a medication for this purpose. Evidence has shown them to be very effective anxiolytics. They are also non-addictive, have no effect on memory or interfere with psychotherapy, and have minimal side-effects. They however are required to be used for at least 4-6 weeks to reach maximum efficacy and they could cause uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped abruptly such as nausea, headache, dizziness, chills, body aches, paresthesias, insomnia, and electric shock-like sensations.

Paroxetine produces withdrawal symptoms at a greater rate than other SSRIs. Withdrawal symptoms appear to be less severe with fluoxetine, perhaps owing to its long half-life and the natural tapering effect associated with its slow clearance from the body. A strategy for minimizing withdrawal symptoms seen with SSRIs is to switch the patient to fluoxetine and then taper and discontinue the fluoxetine. Also evidence exists that SSRIs may increase the risk of suicide among younger patients.

Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

SNRIs do the same thing that SSRIs do. They are monoamine reuptake inhibitors. They inhibit the reuptake of two neurotransmitters in the brain namely serotonin and norepinephrine. The benefits and side effects are practically the same as SSRIs. As such SSRIs or SNRIs are first line choices for generalized anxiety disorder (4).

Examples include venlafaxine, duloxetine and desvenlafaxine.

Other Options


This group of drugs exert their anxiolytic effect by increasing action of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. Examples include alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, lorazepam and in short they also called Benzos. They exert their effect much faster than SSRIs and SNRIs. Side effects associated with these drugs have limited their use in clinical settings.

Like SSRIs they can cause withdrawal symptoms when their usage is stopped abruptly after prolonged use. This can result in seizures and death. Tolerance of the drug can also occur. This means that more of the drug would be needed to elicit the same effect. Addiction Addiction to these medications could also arise in certain individuals. Nevertheless, when used appropriately, they play an important role in the treatment of anxiety disorders. For example, they are sometimes used in combination with an SSRI for the first few weeks of treatment before the SSRI has reached maximum efficacy.


The use of TCAs in clinical practice is limited by their less favourable side effect and safety profiles compared to the newer antidepressant agents such as SSRIs and SNRIs. They exert their therapeutic effects by   increasing synaptic serotonin and noradrenaline by blocking the re-uptake of these neurotransmitters. Examples include imipramine, clomipramine and amitriptyline.Side effects associated with these drugs include anticholinergic effects (dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation and confusion in the elderly), alpha-1 blocking effects (postural hypotension and reflex tachycardia) and antihistamine effects (accounting for drowsiness and weight gain). These effects interfere with patient compliance. However they do improve after a few weeks (5)

Other drugs that could be used include Buspirone and Hydroxyzine


Buspirone is a partial agonist for the 5-HT1A receptor thus increasing amount of serotonin available in the brain. It takes several weeks (4 to 6 weeks) before efficacy is seen. Buspirone is generally safe and well tolerated. Side effects include initial nausea and dizziness, restlessness and fatigue.


The antihistamine hydroxyzine is another medication that is sometimes used to treat anxiety. The anxiolytic effects of hydroxyzine are thought to be due to its blocking of the histamine receptor; however, hydroxyzine appears to be more effective for anxiety than other antihistamines (such as Benadryl) and this may be due to its interaction with a subset of serotonin receptors. The effects are seen much quicker than SSRIs and SNRIs. Hydroxyzine is non-habit forming, does not cause tolerance, withdrawal, or memory impairment. The most significant side effect of hydroxyzine is sedation which tends to decrease over time. Hydroxyzine is the active ingredient in the well known anxiety drug called Atarax and of course available at our pharmacy.

Other Anxiety Drugs and Antidepressants

Of course we discussed just the top what is possible to discuss about anxiety and depression as it is a never ending science and every day we know more. Also there are more medications than just described here, for which you simply go to the homepage of our online pharmacy at and then check out the antidepressants section as well as Anti-Anxiety section for a full list of meds we can provide to you for a cheap price.


  1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders American Psychiatric Association (5th ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. pp. 189–195. ISBN 978-0890425558.
  2. Craske, MG; Stein, MB (24 June 2016). “Anxiety”. Lancet. 388 (10063): 3048–3059. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30381-6PMID 27349358
  3. Gelenberg AJ, Freeman MP, Markowitz JC, Rosenbaum JF, Thase ME, Trivedi MH, Van Rhoads RS (October 2010). Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder(PDF) (third ed.). American Psychiatric Association. ISBN 978-0-89042-338-7
  4. Baldwin, David S; Anderson, Ian M; Nutt, David J; Allgulander, Christer; Bandelow, Borwin; Boer, Johan A den; Christmas, David M; Davies, Simon; Fineberg, Naomi (2014-04-08). “Evidence-based pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder: A revision of the 2005 guidelines from the British Association for Psychopharmacology” (PDF). Journal of Psychopharmacology. 28 (5): 403–439. doi:10.1177/0269881114525674PMID 24713617
  5. Nutt DJ. Overview of diagnosis and drug treatments of anxiety disorders. CNS Spectr 2005;10(1):49–56

Coupon Code

Coupon Code

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Sexual Health Drugs

Why people buy sexual health drugs online?

Many think it is only because of the much cheaper price, read here the real reason to buy sex supplements online.

Many people and clients have asked us over the years, why we initially started with sexual health drugs and why these are so popular to purchase online, so we thought this would be an interesting and relevant blog post for our readers. Let’s start from the beginning.

Prices of sexual health drugs like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Kamagra have been outrageous from the beginning and of course this was a major drive for people to search for alternative sources for their sex pills. To give an example prices for ed pills can reach levels of 30-40 USD per tablet at your local pharmacy, while we provide outstanding quality of generic viagra and generic cialis or generic levitra or generic kamagra for 1-2 usd per tablet. However it may surprise you, but price of not the major decision for people to purchase drugs online.

What is the major reason for people to purchase erection pills online?

While many people think it might be the price, as discussed above you save more than 70-80% the most popular sex pills, however our clients and international research have showed that most people like to purchase ed pills online because of the privacy and that they don’t need to go to visit a pharmacist. So sometimes it is not only the price which is a major driving factor, but the easy-of-shopping and of course online shopping is the way to go in the 21st century.

We are also then happy to contribute to this convenience in today’s century and are very pleased in the many many thanks letters we get from both men and women, regarding the positive impact our health services have and had on their relationships, sex life and wallet, so a 3-in-1 shot. And we want to mention, that Female Viagra is also available, while many people only think about Viagra for Men, there is no room for discrimination and women also deserve that little bit of extra help to get ultra excited and aroused. Anyway, it is proven by many international scientific studies, that an healthy sexlife is improving the marriage or relationship by fat the most of any factor! Money is a second one and with our sex pills for men and women we are on both sides as with these pills sex lives of millions of couples have improved and on top of that they also save a lot of money, which for example can be used for holidays, home improvement or children which again will contribute at a more healthy relationship and happy life! We thought this would be a funny and quite revealing insight in the reason why people purchase sexual health drugs online. Anyway whatever may you reason be, we at Pharmacy XL are always happy and pleased to serve you, help and advice you so also you get the maximum out of your life and sexlife. Stay tuned and till the next blog post.

Hello world!

Welcome to the official blog of Pharmacy XL, your trusted and award winning online pharmacy. We decided to make this blog to deliver to you additional information, interesting health tips, free health advice and trust source for drug information. We started this blog as we felt the demand from our customers. We will be writing about general health topics as well as specific medical topics, all related to health and healthy living and all for you to take advantage of. If needed and relevant we will link to some of our medications at our store. Feel free to comment or to bring to our attention interesting subjects related to health and medicines by email. This is our first post. but rest assured on a weekly basis will update this blog or even more often when relevant, so stay tuned and in the meanwhile enjoy online shopping at our online pharmacy.