Prozac Savings Guide
Prozac (fluoxetine) is prescribed to treat clinical depression, as well as a variety of other mental illnesses. Clinical depression is related to both the amount and the way that neurotransmitters (chemicals that allow nerves to communicate) are processed by the brain. Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI); it works by regulating the movement of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) in the brain.
There are generic equivalents for Prozac on the market. Research has indicated that some generics may work differently than name brand products, depending on their chemical composition. Ask your doctor if a generic is the best course of action for your diagnosis. Uninsured patients can expect to pay hundreds of dollars for a 30-day supply of Prozac (10mg). Depression is often a long term diagnosis, so even insured patients can expect co-pays that add up over time.
Comparison shopping is one of the quickest ways to save money on prescription costs; not all pharmacies charge the same price for the same medications. Use these online tools to look at the prices from your local pharmacies; while there, print a Prozac coupon to save additional money at the pharmacy.
Manufacturer Coupons for Prozac
Eli Lily and Company, the makers of Prozac, does have a patient assistance program to help with the costs of their prescriptions. There are few manufacturer coupons available for Prozac, as it has been on the market for quite some time. But patients should check with Lily Cares to see if it can assist them with the costs of their Prozac prescription. All assistance is based on the patient’s estimated annual income.
Patient Assistance Programs for Prozac
Manufacturer discount programs are unavailable to Medicare and Medicaid recipients; however, those on government health programs may still qualify for additional governmental assistance on the costs of their prescriptions. The program provides for up to $4,000 worth of assistance over 12 months. Patients can check out the SSA’s Extra Help Program online to see if they qualify.