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Cymbalta patient assistance program

Can you afford the ongoing cost of your essential medication? Do you need help paying for Cymbalta? With our assistance, you may be able to get your Cymbalta for just $49 per month, every month.*

We seek to enroll you in assistance programs, helping you to get access to the medications you need at an affordable price. By working directly with your healthcare provider, we will ensure that we handle each stage of the application process on your behalf.

Your monthly Cymbalta cost savings if eligible

If eligible for the patient assistance program, you could receive your Cymbalta prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This is the only fee that you’ll have to pay and covers the full cost of your Cymbalta medicine, regardless of retail price. This means that you could save:

$239.63
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$190.63
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$268.69
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$219.69
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$268.69
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$219.69
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Cymbalta patient assistance program?

If we determine that you meet the eligibility criteria for the Cymbalta patient assistance program, you could receive your Cymbalta for a cost of just $49 each month. While we review each Cymbalta assistance program application individually, common factors that will be considered include:

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000
 

How do I apply for the Cymbalta patient assistance program? 

We do everything we can to make the application process for the Cymbalta patient assistance program as simple and straightforward as possible. Every application must begin with our enrollment application. Essential information required at this stage includes details of any medications you’re taking, including Cymbalta, as well as your healthcare provider, insurance, and your income. 

If we determine that you’ll be eligible for Cymbalta assistance, we’ll handle the application process for you and will help to enroll you in the Cymbalta patient assistance program. If your application is successful, once enrolled, we’ll also request your Cymbalta medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.

Is Prescription Care a Cymbalta coupons provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Cymbalta patient assistance program. We do not offer alternative ways to secure supposed cheap Cymbalta. This includes Cymbalta coupons, Cymbalta discount cards, Cymbalta manufacturer coupons, Cymbalta discounts, rebates, or Cymbalta savings cards. 

Can Prescription Care help me get Cymbalta if I have insurance? 

Every application is unique with potential eligibility for the patient assistance program determined on a case by case basis. That means that we may be able to help when your insurance company won’t pay for your Cymbalta medication, if you don’t have insurance, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility.

How much is Cymbalta with insurance?

Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your 

current insurance. Remember, this will vary depending on your healthcare plan. 

How much does Cymbalta cost without insurance?

Cymbalta prices without insurance depend on a range of factors including the number of 

tablets you buy, the strength of the tablets, and where you buy them from. As a guide, you 

can expect to pay between $300 to $340 for a pack of 30 Cymbalta 25 mg strength 

tablets. With Prescription Care you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Cymbalta?

Cymbalta is an antidepressant medication. It’s prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults, as well as generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Major depressive disorder, usually just called depression, is a mental health disorder. It causes episodes of depression that can interfere with your daily life. These depressive episodes can last for weeks at a time, sometimes for longer. Depression can also cause feelings of worthlessness and guilt, poor attention, low energy levels, a lack of interest in activities you previously enjoyed, and suicidal thoughts.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that causes excessive and exaggerated worry about everyday life events. It can cause fatigue, interfere with sleep, alter your mood, and can make it difficult to work or study.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain over your body. 

Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain is another form of chronic pain, it’s caused by nerve damage due to diabetes.

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is long-lasting pain felt in the muscles, bones, and joints. It can be caused by a range of injuries, diseases, and psychological conditions, and is usually felt in a specific body part. If the pain is widespread it may be classed as fibromyalgia.

Cymbalta helps with these conditions in a variety of ways:

  • Depression and GAD are treated by increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain. These substances influence your thoughts, mood, and emotions. Increasing levels of them is associated with reductions in depression and anxiety.
  • Cymbalta also acts as an analgesic, reducing the pain you feel. It likely does this by reducing the sensitivity of your nerves to pain and by blocking the way pain signals are sent around your body. 

Cymbalta active ingredients

The active ingredient in Cymbalta is called duloxetine. This is a type of antidepressant called a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It works by increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that allow communication between neurons and regulate your brain function.

Usually, any excess serotonin and norepinephrine are quickly re-absorbed by the neurons that create it (uptake). Duloxetine stops this happening (reuptake inhibition), causing concentrations of serotonin and norepinephrine to build up in the brain. Increasing levels of these two neurotransmitters can ease the symptoms of depression and GAD.

Duloxetine also appears to reduce the intensity of pain you feel. It alters the balance of charged sodium atoms within your nerves, reducing their sensitivity to pain and dampening pain signals sent through your body. 

Cymbalta side effects & Cymbalta drug interactions

The side effects that occur most regularly with Cymbalta, experienced by around 1 in 10 people, include headaches, drowsiness, nausea, a dry mouth, a lack of appetite, insomnia, a reduced sex drive, and problems orgasming. In rarer cases, Cymbalta can cause more serious side effects. These can include an increase in suicidal thoughts and behaviors, allergic reactions to the medication, and liver failure. Your physician will assess your risk of side effects versus the benefits of Cymbalta.

When you take Cymbalta alongside other medications they can sometimes interact. When this happens side effects can become more likely and the medication may not work as it should. Medications that are known or thought to interact with Cymbalta include:

  • Other medications that can increase serotonin levels, like other SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, tramadol, tryptophan, or St John’s Wort
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), used as antidepressants and antibiotics 
  • Medicines that cause sleepiness, like strong painkillers, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, phenobarbital, and antihistamines
  • Medicines which thin your blood or prevent it from clotting, like anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents

Make sure you tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, as well as those mentioned above, including any vitamins or dietary supplements.

Cymbalta warnings & precautions

Don’t take Cymbalta if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient duloxetine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cymbalta (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Have liver disease
  • Have a severe kidney disease
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Cymbalta if you:

  • Have previously had thoughts about harming yourself or committing suicide 
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have ever had fits or seizures
  • Have ever experienced mania
  • Have bipolar disorder
  • Have any eye problems, including any kinds of glaucoma
  • Have any bleeding disorders
  • Are at risk of having low sodium levels, for instance, if you’re taking diuretics
  • Are intolerant to some sugars
  • Are under 25 years of age
  • Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Cymbalta can cause side effects that can make driving, using machinery, or performing other hazardous tasks more dangerous. These include drowsiness and dizziness. You should avoid doing these activities whilst taking Cymbalta until you’re confident you know how it affects you.


*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.


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