how much does prozac cost?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Darker Than Black, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. Darker Than Black

    Darker Than Black Well-Known Member

    my psychologist recommended me to take meds for my OCD, and anxiety issues. I searched up what kinds of meds they would usually prescribe, and prozac came up, I heard of it, but I don't know how much it cost.

    any one, it would be better if u know how much it cost in Canadian currency, cuz I live in canada.

    thanks
     
  2. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    sorry no idea, but its cheaper than here...
     
  3. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    Prozac is only one optopn of several meds that might help. The best thing to do is to discuss with your psychologist what meds s/he wants to prescribe and then discuss the finance aspect with him/her.
     
  4. HOW

    HOW Well-Known Member

    My meds that I take cost 35 Canadian dollars, which last 28 days. They're called Cipralex.
     
  5. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Is there any reason your psychologist couldn't get you in touch with psychiatrist to write you a prescription? Or perhaps even your GP could help?
     
  6. alison

    alison Well-Known Member

    my zoloft costs ~30 dollars for a month in the US. good luck!
     
  7. Mightbehere

    Mightbehere Well-Known Member

    My meds cost $35 a go, they last me for 2 months though...I can't wait to be off them, sometimes I think they do more harm then good because they give me a headache.
     
  8. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    SSRIs like Prozac, Zoloft, Ecitalopram, whatever are very complex and can, frankly, fuck you up. They screw with your brain's neurotransmitters, a very dangerous thing if done incorrectly. What the doctor would prescribe can't be guessed by a cursory check of the internet.

    Also see if you have any health benefits that may cover this. My dad's benefits covered prescription drugs.
     
  9. snowraven

    snowraven Well-Known Member

    All meds work slightly differently and the effects they have on each individual can also be slightly different. Doctors here in the UK often initially give people Prozac but research suggests that they only work for 1 in 10 people. My personal experience of Prozac was a bad one and I sacked them when my GP wanted to up my dose. Felt a lot better without them. Don't know about the cost of buying them because it doesn't work that way in the UK. I do know that doctors get them cheaper than any other AD which maybe goes to explaining why they prescribe them so much. Best wishes.
     
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