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Pristiq Vs Effexor

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Hey everybody,

Okay so tomorrow I've got an appointment with my nurse practitioner to get a 90 day prescription for my Pristiq. I switched to Pristiq when I ran out of Effexor, and since I didn't have health insurance at the time, my NP switched me to Pristiq because it was pretty much the same, and was cheaper. I remember getting a prescription for 120 pills of Effexor, and without insurance would have cost me $700.

I know that Effexor is available as a generic, but I do not know the cost. Is it less expensive than Pristiq now? If so, I'm going to ask to be switched back to negate the costs.

Any input would be appreciated.

Richard

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Generic Effexor should be less expensive than brand name Pristiq.

I can check with the pharmacist here at work tomorrow.

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I think it might depend on your dosage. At 225 mg of generic Effexor daily (and no insurance), I pay about $300 a month. I called around to my local pharmacies, and that's the cheapest I found. I'm currently checking into other options, because I can't afford this and it's still not working as well as I need.

You didn't hear it from me, but if your doctor is willing to confirm it with the pharmacy company, you can get it cheaper ordering from an online Canadian pharmacy. (Assuming you're in the U.S. like me.) My pdoc says this is relatively safe, but it's still illegal.

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