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Fetzima patient assistance program

If you’re struggling to pay for your Fetzima medication, we may be able to help. With our assistance you could get your prescription Fetzima for only $49 per month* as part of the Fetzima patient assistance program. 

By working directly with your healthcare provider, we assist by enrolling you in assistance programs on your behalf. Every stage of the application process will be handled by us, helping you get access to affordable medications without any hassle and stress.

Your monthly Fetzima cost savings if eligible

With Prescription Care you could receive your Fetzima prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This fee covers the full cost of your Fetzima medicine, regardless of the retail price. You could save:

$376.79
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$327.79
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$376.79
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$327.79
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$376.79
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$327.79
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$376.79
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$327.79
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Fetzima patient assistance program?

Every patient assistance program application is evaluated on an individual basis by Prescription Care. The main factors often considered by most programs are:

  • 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 Fetzima patient assistance program? 

Prescription Care makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Fetzima patient assistance program. Fill in our enrollment application, and tell us about any medications you’re taking, including Fetzima. You will also need to provide us with important information including details of your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. 

We will handle the full application process on your behalf if we determine that you might be eligible for the program. If your application is successful, and you’re enrolled in the program we’ll also request your Fetzima medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.

Is Prescription Care a Fetzima coupon provider?

We are not a Fetzima coupon provider. Nor do we offer Fetzima manufacturer coupons, Fetzima discounts, rebates, Fetzima savings cards, trial offers, or free Fetzima samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Fetzima patient assistance program.

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

You may be eligible for the program even if your insurance company won’t pay for your Fetzima medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We could even help if you don’t have insurance.

How much is Fetzima with insurance?

The cost of Fetzima with insurance will depend on the details of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Remember, if you’re approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Fetzima medication through Prescription Care.

How much is Fetzima without insurance?

Fetzima prices without insurance vary depending on the strength of the capsules you buy and where you purchase them. As a guide, you can expect to pay between around $470 and $520 for a pack of 30 Fetzima 80 mg capsules. With Prescription Care, the only cost you’ll pay will always be a flat monthly fee of $49.

What is Fetzima?

Fetzima is an antidepressant prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Major depressive disorder, often just called depression, is a mental health disorder. It usually causes depressive episodes where you feel depressed most of the time and it becomes difficult to live your daily life. These depressive episodes can last weeks at a time, sometimes longer. Depression can also cause feelings of worthlessness and guilt. You may also experience poor attention, low energy levels, a lack of interest in activities you previously enjoyed, and suicidal thoughts.

Fetzima helps with major depressive disorder by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain. These are two natural substances produced in your body and brain. They help the neurons in your brain communicate with each other and can influence your thinking, your emotions, your motivations, and your mood. Increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain helps to improve the symptoms of major depressive disorder in lots of people.

Fetzima active ingredients

The active ingredient in Fetzima is levomilnacipran. Levomilnacipran is a type of antidepressant called a serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It treats depression by increasing the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain; two neurotransmitters that help regulate your brain function.

It does this by stopping excess serotonin and norepinephrine being reabsorbed by your neurons. Usually, serotonin and norepinephrine are released by your neurons, and any serotonin and norepinephrine not used up in brain functions gets quickly reabsorbed. Levomilnacipran blocks the areas on your neurons that reabsorb them, causing concentrations of serotonin and norepinephrine to build up.

Fetzima side effects & Fetzima drug interactions

If you take Fetzima you may experience side effects. This isn’t always the case as sometimes you won’t get any at all. In some instances, however, you may suffer more serious side effects. The side effects caused most often by Fetzima include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • A rise in heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Ejaculation problems, like delayed ejaculation and an inability to ejaculate

Fetzima can cause more serious side effects in some cases, including allergic reactions to the medication, raised blood pressure and heart rate, abnormal bleeding, and an increase in suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents and young adults. Your physician will assess your risk of these side effects and your suitability for the medication.

As with other antidepressants that act on neurotransmitters, Fetzima can cause a range of symptoms similar to withdrawal if you stop taking it suddenly. These symptoms can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, feeling dizzy, confusion, anxiety, and irritability. Talk to your physician if you want to stop taking Fetzima.

If you take Fetzima alongside other medications they can interact, limiting the effectiveness and making side effects more likely. Drugs that are known or thought to interact with Fetzima include:

  • Central nervous system (CNS) active agents
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Other medications that influence your serotonin levels, like other antidepressants or tryptophan products
  • Medications that prevent and stop bleeding, like Aspirin, Warfarin, and NSAIDs
  • CYP enzyme inhibitors or inducers

Tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins and dietary supplements. If you’re unsure, take the packaging of all your medication and supplements with you when you see your physician.

Fetzima warnings & precautions

Don’t take Fetzima if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient levomilnacipran or to milnacipran
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Fetzima (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma

Talk to your physician before using Fetzima if you:

  • Have kidney disease
  • Have heart problems
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have ever had a stroke
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Have urination problems
  • Have ever had a seizure
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Are under 18 years of age


*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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