Trintellix (vortioxetine) is prescribed to treat clinical depression; it is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Depression is thought to be related to the levels of neurotransmitters (chemicals that help nerves communicate) like serotonin in the brain. Trintellix works by regulating the levels of serotonin in the brain.
Trintellix is the new brand name given by the FDA for the drug once called Brintellix. Due to safety concerns about prescription confusion with Brilinta (a blood thinner) the drug’s name was changed.
There is currently no generic available for Trintellix. A typical prescription can cost uninsured patients up to $350 for a 30-day supply. Depression is often a moderate to long term illness, so those prescription costs can really begin to add up over time. Even with insurance, co-pays add up quickly over an extended period.
Consumers can begin to find relief by comparison shopping their local pharmacies, using this convenient online tool. Patients can compare pricing at nearby pharmacies to help alleviate sticker-shock at the pharmacy. After finding an agreeable price, just print the card and take it to a local pharmacy.
Manufacturer Coupons for Trintellix
Takeda, the makers of Trintellix, are currently offering up to $300 off a 90-day prescription. In addition, patients may have co-pays reduced to as little as $10 using the Trintellix Support Program. Consumers can apply online to qualify for this assistance, or they may call Takeda directly. 1-866-279-0287
For patients who pay out of pocket, Takeda also offers a mail-in rebate program. There is a form to fill out and submit online, or customers may call 1-866-279-8995 to request more information.
Patient Assistance Programs for Trintellix
Takeda has a larger assistance program that may help consumers pay for their prescription of Trintellix. Called Help at Hand, Takeda offers assistance to low-income families on a list of their most commonly prescribed medications.
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. Patients can check out the SSA’s Extra Help Program online to see if they qualify.