Currently I'm taking Cymbalta for my depression disorder. My current psychiatrist asked if I would like to take this medicine to see if it offers a more effective response to my depression. I said, "Sure. Anything to improve my health". Well, upon submission of my prescription to the pharmacist, the cost was $120.00 for a month supply. I understand if a person needs it, get it. My mental health is important to me but, I merely can't afford this cost. Lily pharmesutical offers financial assistance for Cymbalta, is the assistance offered for this medication. More than one company make this and I thought someone here might know of a quick and concise answer. Thank you for your time.
What type of insurance do you have... I have BCBS and the copay for a months supply of 37.5 mg of Effexor is less than 10 dollars... even out of pocket it should not be 120 dollars as... as you noted..it is available as a generic..unlike Cymbalta..which is not which I am sure you already know
Walgreens had a card for $25.00 per year which reduces expenses for medications. If you are willing to take the generic, you can save a lot of money. Co-pays are usually under ten dollars. Do some calling to various big chain pharmacies, Costco, Walmart, target, and so forth. You can get much better pricing. Worth the few phone calls. Worked for me before I got Medicare. Hope you can find a much better price.
It is that expensive, as a generic. Generics don't have much assistance by the manufacturers. I am on it, when I didn't have insurance I paid that. If you have insurance you should not be paying that as copay for a generic. I ordered it from canada, got the exact same pill, and paid less then that for 2 months worth. Now I have medicare and I don't pay anything for the generic. There are places you try for assistance with all your meds, its based on your income. 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
Hi, Chaz! Find out if your script was for the proprietary product. My generic venlafaxine costs me $23.19/mo and that's for 75mg #120 (I take 2 tablets twice daily) through Medicare. The generic works just as well for me.
Best wishes, WCV
Here's a link that may help:
I've had to get my meds a few times through patient assistance. It's a piece of cake. Try it. What do you have to lose?
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