I have to take it every day twice a day and has actually worked better than the regular Lamictal. Is there any place I can get the meds cheaper?
I'm finding a price of 350.00 for 30 pills. Often the xr is extremely expensive because it costs more to get it in the xr state. Plus seldom do generic manufacturers make extended release meds. The major manufacturers take full advantage of that. Insurance cos don't see the fact that xr;s frequently work better and just want you to use the cheapest drug. You could try for assistance from the manufacturer, glaxo,smith, kline. You can also apply to any of these places for assistance, The CoPay Relief Program 1-866-512-3861 or www.copay.org; or Suddenly Senior www.suddenlysenior.com/patientassistantprograms.html; or Needy Meds www.needymeds.org; and Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org www.freemedicine.com www.access2wellness.com
I take the generic. Costs me about $40 for 90 pills. It's not the XR but I have a pill cutter, I cut the 200 into 100's and take them every 3 hours. Never had any problems. And to be honest I think I looked up the half life of lamictal and it's like 16 hours or so. So in reality with that huge a half life it doesn't even seem necessary to take the XR. At least that's my best guess. Then again I could be wrong. And I've never had any side effects or noticeable dropoff's between doses, so I think the XR is just a way to get around it going generic.
Not sure where to get it cheaper since it's only manufactured through one company. Just DO NOT buy it off the internet through some website online. Those are always scams and likely selling you very expensive sugar pills
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