I just started Cymbalta and was charged $45.00 for 60 pills. I would rather try something less expensive like Zoloft for instance.
2 Apr 2012
Sometimes it depends on whether you have insurance that helps pay or not too. I have noticed when I pay for a prescription, which isn't often the price is higher than my insurance gets billed. they must have a contract with UHC or something, but all these drugs have a patient assistance hotline, so ask the pahrmatist for the printout that comes with your medication. They usually don't give it out unless you ask. There somewher in that litature from the maker will be an asstance number for patient assitance in paying for your medication. Good luck, & as Laura pointed out if it's working your'e best staying with what you are on, because they all work differently. I have some patient assitance numbers ,& others do too, so if you list the manufacturer, maybe one of us could help. Call the pharmatist, & ask them too. Hope this helps you... Mary
2 Apr 2012
As Imarini said, these are two different meds, which work differently. That being said, if you are on Cymbalta for pain, Zoloft is not going to help you one bit. But, if you are on it for depression, or to help with chronic pain condition, (they use antidepressants for chronic pain conditions because who wouldn't be depressed with chronic pain 24/7), then you could switch to zoloft, which is available on generic now, so it is much cheaper.
If you have to take the cymbalta, call the company, Lilly, because they have assistance programs to help people who cannot afford to pay for the meds. It seems like you have insurance though, because if you didn't your bill would be in the high hundred's. Just because you have insurance doesn't mean that you wouldn't qualify for the assistance program, though.
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