... afford to pay for both medicines so hes takes the one for bipolar (divaloproex sodium)... well im wondering if anyone knows of a cheap med for him to ask his dr for.. thanks
Hi dlw, Welcome to the group. The manufacture of that medication, as well as allot of manufactures of other drugs. Have special programs, that will help you get their drugs at little or even no cost to the patent. Go on line contact the drug manufacture, you will find a link to their programs. Wall mart has a generic prescription list also. Some meds as cheep as $ 4.00. brand names are usually better if you can get them. I am so lucky the V.A. takes care of me. One doctor gave me a prescription that cost $ 550 for a months supply. Your community, MHMR has a few drug programs that may help it is very limited and would the last choice. What really makes me mad is these "World" wide multi-billion dollar drug company's sell their drugs to different countries at different prices. The US being the most expensive, Sorry for the little rant there Take care.
Well just my ten cents here... I too take Divalproex Sodium, which is the generic brand of Depakote. The generic in and of itself is not costly. What gets you (if you have to pay for it) is the accompanying anti-psychotic which may be prescribed along with the mood stabilizer (depakote, lamictal... ). I do know that David is correct - a bottle of abilify runs at about $600 a month, which is shocking if you have to pay for it. I know nothing about anti-depressant meds, but guess it's the same deal - expensive. If it's the case that the generic depakote is too expensive, I would look into lithium... which I understand is really the cheapest bipolar drug that there is.
Dlw76, david c has a good suggestion on contacting the manufactuers. You can also see if your daughters father can ask prescribing doctor for samples. Some will give out free samples to their patients depending on the amount of stock they have handy. In my state if you don't have insurance and can't qualify for state assistance there is help and medications are at a very reasonable copay. Not sure where you live but you can call 211 for assitance in your state.
- Divalproex Sodium Information for Consumers
- Divalproex Sodium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Divalproex Sodium (detailed)
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