I've been taking Venlafaxine XR, 225 mg, for over 10 years. I have found the only generic I can tolerate is manufactured by Greenstone. My insurance has just changed and they are telling me Greenstone's venlafaxine is on backorder and we don't know how long. What should I do? FYI, Brand Necessary would cost $1015.00 for 90 days.
Dear Ema in Pa.
My home state most of my life was Pittsburgh, Virginia 1 yr., and for 3 years near Reading.
I sure wish I could get back on my 1 tablet daily of Venlafaxine XR 225 mg!!! This is going to be my 3rd time of insurance company changes Medicare Part D in 3 years comes January 2015!!!
I hate this new health care. Since the 2nd health care company placed me on Effexor and then 2 months later to Venlafaxine HCL 37.5 pink capsules (3 a day) this year my health is going down the drain. I really believe it's the HCL and in powder form causing coughing and wheezing or GERD with the coughing and wheezing. I never had asthma in my life..
I could leave you very good well known places to google for answers. They are the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
WOW do I ever understand that cost you said about that Brand or Formulary Cost if no one had insurance or the lowest type like most of us which is "silver" insurance! I was quoted August 2014... $999 for 30 days of 3 pink capsules a day of Venlafaxine!!! I have medicare D and extra help but the worst meds possible. This TEVA pharmaceutical company makes me sick in so many ways.
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