High cholesterol medication refills, right from home

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Are you already managing your high cholesterol with prescription medication? Dr. B can help you stay on top of prescription refills—without leaving home. Start an online consultation today. You’ll need a photo of your current prescription bottle to complete the online health assessment. We’ll take it from there.

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How Dr. B treats high cholesterol

1
Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

2
Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

3
Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high cholesterol refill prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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High cholesterol treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers over 15 prescription treatments for high cholesterol. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable options below. Please note that Dr. B can only prescribe refills for your current prescription.

Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is a generic version of Lipitor. Combined with a healthy diet, an Atorvastatin prescription can help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (like LDL and triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Medication prices start at
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$7.94
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Lipitor

Lipitor is a statin medication that helps reduce the amount of cholesterol the liver produces. This helps lower “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol. A Lipitor prescription is the brand-name version of Atorvastatin.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Medication prices start at
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$562.62
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is a statin tablet that reduces cholesterol production in the liver. Rosuvastatin prescription medication is the generic version of Crestor.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Medication prices start at
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$8.31
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is a generic version of Lipitor. Combined with a healthy diet, an Atorvastatin prescription can help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (like LDL and triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood.

Lipitor

Lipitor is a statin medication that helps reduce the amount of cholesterol the liver produces. This helps lower “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol. A Lipitor prescription is the brand-name version of Atorvastatin.

Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is a statin tablet that reduces cholesterol production in the liver. Rosuvastatin prescription medication is the generic version of Crestor.

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Prescription length:

30 days (with 2 refills)

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Application:

1 tablet, taken 1 time a day

Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$7.94
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$562.62
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)
Medication prices start at
Costco Wholesale logo
$8.31
at Costco, with a drug discount card. (No Costco membership required)

Other treatment options

Looking for a different refill medication? Here are some options.

Not sure which treatment may be best for you?

Complete a confidential virtual health assessment to learn more.

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High Cholesterol Questions

About High Cholesterol

What is high cholesterol?
High cholesterol is also called hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia. This common condition happens when too many fats (or lipids) build up in the blood vessels. When the body has more cholesterol than it needs, plaques can start to build up in the blood vessels, making them stiffer and narrower. The heart then has to work harder to pump blood through them. Left untreated, it can lead to serious medical conditions like heart disease, stroke or diabetes.
What are the categories of cholesterol?

There are two types:

  • Blood cholesterol is a waxy substance made in the liver. It plays an essential role in bodily functions like producing hormones and digesting fat in foods.
  • Dietaryolesterol comes from animal foods like meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products a chnd seafood.
What causes high cholesterol?

A combination of risk factors can include:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • A diet high in fat, processed foods or animal products
  • Family history of high cholesterol
  • Certain medical conditions, including chronic kidney disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, hypothyroidism and lupus
What do HDL and LDL mean?

Cholesterol is carried through the blood by two different kinds of proteins called lipoproteins.

  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) absorbs cholesterol and takes it back to the liver, where it’s broken down and flushed out of the body. HDL is sometimes called “good” cholesterol because high levels of HDL can reduce the risk of heart problems or stroke.
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) makes up the majority of blood cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is sometimes called “bad” because when LDL levels are too high, it can form plaques in blood vessels—especially when combined with high levels of fat (triglycerides).
How long does it take to lower cholesterol?

Most cases are treatable with medication and lifestyle interventions. Everyone’s reaction to treatment is different, so lowering cholesterol levels can’t be promised within a set timeline. But LDL levels should generally begin to drop within 3 to 4 months of treatment.

How do I know if I have high cholesterol?

This common condition typically doesn’t cause any symptoms. So it’s important to have regular blood tests to measure cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Do I have high cholesterol or high blood pressure?

High blood pressure—or hypertension-—happens when the force of the blood against your blood vessels is too high. About 60% of people who have hypertension also have high cholesterol. But the exact nature of this relationship isn’t known. Both conditions cause few or no symptoms. (With hypertension, side effects usually only occur in severe cases.) Get your blood pressure and HDL and LDL levels checked regularly to monitor your risk.

Learn more about hypertension treatment.

What prescription treatments are available for high cholesterol?

When a healthy diet and exercise aren’t enough, statins can help reduce the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver. Statins are often first-line treatment options. Common statins include Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Rosuvastatin (Crestor), Lovastatin, Pravastatin and Simvastatin.

Why do you only offer high cholesterol prescription refills?

An in-person provider should perform an initial diagnosis. Once they’ve diagnosed the condition and established a medication dosage, Dr. B can help refill prescriptions with hassle-free online care. To access prescription refills, you must share a photo of your current medication (to verify your prescription and dosage level).

How are cholesterol medications used?

Most medications are taken orally (by mouth) once or twice a day. These medications are most effective when combined with dietary and lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. A heart-healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats like olive oil. Avoid saturated or trans fats, which are found in fatty cuts of meat, full-fat dairy and packaged snacks or desserts. It’s also important to quit smoking and reduce alcohol intake while taking these medications.

What are the common side effects of cholesterol medicine?

With cholesterol pills like Atorvastatin, Lovastatin or Crestor, side effects may include muscle problems (like pain), digestive problems and memory problems. Most people who use statins do not experience any serious side effects. But in rare cases, they can cause liver problems. Talk to your medical provider right away if you experience any new problems—including muscle pain or digestive issues—after starting treatment.

How can I get a high cholesterol prescription online?

Need a refill for your prescription? Dr. B can help! Our online medical service walks you through a comprehensive health assessment. A doctor or medical provider will review your assessment. If they believe a prescription refill is appropriate, they’ll send it to your preferred pharmacy for pickup.

How much does high cholesterol medication cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation costs $15.00, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Your medication prices will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is a brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Right now, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use health insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

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