Publix to offer amlodipine to patients free of charge
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Pharmacy on Thursday announced it will offer free 30-day supplies of amlodipine to customers with a prescription for the medication. Amlodipine combination products are excluded.
Amlodipine is a calcium-channel blocker and commonly is used to treat high blood pressure and angina.
“The health and wellness of our customers is important to us at the Publix Pharmacy,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “With healthcare and prescription costs continuing to rise, medication adherence may prove challenging. We continue to enhance our free prescription programs and pharmacy services to allow our customers to focus on staying healthy and achieving their overall wellness goals.”
Publix Pharmacy also offers Lisinopril — an ACE inhibitor used to prevent, treat or improve symptoms of high blood pressure, certain heart conditions, diabetes and certain chronic kidney conditions, free of charge, as well as Metformin as part of the company’s Diabetes Management System.
Publix Pharmacy also offers a free 14-day supply of the following generic oral antibiotics:
- Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR);
- Penicillin VK; and
- Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP).