I suffer from major depressive disorder and have previously tried Zoloft, Ability, and Wellbutrin with no luck. My Dr. suggested this for me on Friday and provided me with Sample pack. I'm curious to know what people are paying with insurance. I'd hate to start taking something and have it work, only to discover I can't afford it :(. Can anyone tell me what they're paying? I have United Health Care. Also, my main problem is lack of energy/motivation. Has anyone found it effective for that?
Hi, crysc! Prices will vary greatly depending on your location and your insurance plan. Without insurance a 30 day supply of 80mg Fetzima runs in the neighborhood of $325.00. Ask your pharmacist who should be able to run the actual price through your insurance plan. My pharmacist has done this for all my scripts.
Also, you may find some helpful information here:
Best wishes and good luck! Wildcat
I have tried 10+ antidepressants over 15 years in every drug class and had unbearable side effects. I always gave up after a few months. Decided to try one last drug and Fetzima was the med I needed all those years. It is the FIRST drug of its kind and there is absolutely nothing that will comparably substitute. I am fairly certain the vast majority of insurances either don't cover it or require prior auths with trial and failure of 2 or 3 other meds. They will try their best to deny you. I have been a Pharn Tech for 12 years and I can get virtually anything approved. It's my specialty and I like to help. I have an entire folder of Patient Assistance Program apps and numerous free vouchers that are not available to the public. If you have any questions about a rejected med please feel free to contact me :)
- Fetzima Information for Consumers
- Fetzima Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fetzima (detailed)
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