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Suggest alternate over the counter substitute for Cymbalta

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: My husband was just diagnost with pancreatic and liver cancer, I am currently taking 60mg of Cymbalta but when I lose insurance won't be able to afford it as I can not work due to physical pain. My question is what's a cheap and good anti depressant to ask my pcp for?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Low cost antidepressants

Detailed Answer:
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You maybe losing your prescription plan soon and you were wondering what would be a low cost alternative. There are several options the lowest cost prescriptions would be generic fluoxetine or prozac and other SSRIs. But you are taking a medication classed as a SNRI. The best alternative would be generic Venlafaxine or effexor. instead of hundreds of dollars for your cymbalta the fluoxetine is abot 50 and the venlafaxine about 90.

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Brief Answer: Low cost antidepressants Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You maybe losing your prescription plan soon and you were wondering what would be a low cost alternative. There are several options the lowest cost prescriptions would be generic fluoxetine or prozac and other SSRIs. But you are taking a medication classed as a SNRI. The best alternative would be generic Venlafaxine or effexor. instead of hundreds of dollars for your cymbalta the fluoxetine is abot 50 and the venlafaxine about 90. I hope I answered your question. Please contact us again if you have any additional questions