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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Faviparivir is a pyrazinecarboxamide-derivative antiviral medication created by chemists in Japan to treat influenza, but its usage has since been expanded to treat other viral infections. It works by preventing viruses from being able to copy their genetic material, something that is essential for the virus’ spread and ability to generate symptoms and failing health in those afflicted with it. This inhibitory effect is made possible by impeding RNA-polymerase activity within affected cells.

Medical Use

Faviparivir is primarily used for treatment of Influenza A and B viruses, and while it is also used to treat Ebola virus, Yellow fever, and Nipah virus these 3 treatments are still under trial. It is also currently being evaluated as a potential treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus) but this usage also still has yet to be approved in the USA or elsewhere. Among other aspects, it is particularly highly touted for its absorption rate of nearly 98%.

Side Effects

Use of Faviparivir may cause patients to experience any of the following side effects:

  • Reduced body weight
  • Vomiting
  • Reduced locomotive activity  
  • General side effects resulting from decreased production of red blood cells, increased liver function

Plus, it is important to understand that use of Favipiravir may cause congenital defects and pregnant women should NOT use Favipiravir at any time during their pregnancy.

Brand Names

Favipiravir is sold under the brand name Avigan, and in May 2020 was approved by the US FDA for emergency use as a potential COVID-19 treatment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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