Pristiq Coupons & Assistance Programs

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Authored by Nicole Colwell, / Medically Reviewed by Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Last Updated: September 15, 2022

Prescription medications can cost a lot of money every month. Pristiq is a medication that people need but may be concerned that they cannot afford to get it. Pristiq is prescribed to treat Major Depressive Disorder in adults. The Rx Advocates can help people get Pristiq at a more reasonable rate.

The Rx Advocates help people save money every month by connecting them with patient assistance programs. No patient should feel like they cannot get the medication their doctor prescribed because it is too expensive. At The Rx Advocates, we want to help.

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Pristiq Cost

(using The Rx Advocates)

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30-Day Supply

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Pristiq Price

(estimated retail*)

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One Dose Pack

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Who are The Rx Advocates?

The Rx Advocates are a nationally recognized prescription advocacy program. We help patients save money through patient assistance programs that pharmaceutical companies offer. We help people get into over 100 United States-based pharmaceutical company’s patient assistance programs. These are the same companies that make the 100 most prescribed medications in the U.S. At The Rx Advocates, we can help people save money on over 800 FDA-approved prescription medications that they need every month.

Patients can be confident in knowing that when they are going through The Rx Advocates, there will not be any extra charges or hidden fees. The set service fee is $70-$100, not anything more. The service fee is based on the number of medications we are helping the patients with. Our goal is to keep prices affordable for the monthly prescriptions people need.

At The Rx Advocates, we do not offer coupons for prescription medications, and we are not a discount program. The Rx Advocates are not an insurance company. We help patients get the medications they need every day to stay healthy and live their most productive lives.

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Do I Qualify for Pristiq Patient
Assistance with The Rx Advocates?

The guidelines for getting service with The Rx Advocates patient advocacy program is:

  • An individual can qualify if they earn up to $40,000 each year.
  • A couple can qualify if they earn up to $60,000 each year.
  • A large family can qualify if they earn up to $100,000 each year.

Sometimes the guidelines for patient assistance programs can vary from one pharmaceutical company to another. We can check to see if you qualify for a patient assistance program.

Pristiq Prescription Discounts:
Frequently Asked Questions

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine extended-release) tablets are prescribed to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It is in a class of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs work on the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that delivers a signal from a nerve cell to a target cell. A target cell could be in a muscle or another nerve. When the neurotransmitter attaches to the target cell it sends an electrical signal. If the neurotransmitter does not connect with the target cell it goes back to the first nerve cell. This process is called reuptake.

Serotonin and norepinephrine are neurotransmitters that affect a person’s mood and emotions. SNRIs like Pristiq increase the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine by blocking their reuptake by nerves. This is how SNRIs help treat depression symptoms.

MDD is a mood disorder. It affects how people think and feel. It also impacts their daily activities like working, sleeping, and eating. To be diagnosed, a person has to have symptoms most of the day for at least two weeks.

Risk factors for MDD include a family history of the disease, trauma, high stress, and major life changes can also be risk factors. This disorder can also occur with other illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

There are other SNRIs that are FDA approved to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), they include:

Fetzima (levomilnacipran)

As of September 2022, the average retail cost of Pristiq is $520.74.

There are a few reasons why one patient may pay a higher or lower price than someone else. Which pharmacy the patient uses can change the price they pay. Costs of living are different in varying parts of the country. Insurance makes a big difference in prices, especially if the patient does not have insurance. The dosage of the tablet can also affect the cost.

Many people may feel that they cannot afford Pristiq without a coupon because it is expensive. The Rx Advocates do not issue coupons, but we want people to know how prescription drug coupons work. There are coupons available for Pristiq.

This is a large amount of savings compared to the retail price, but it is still expensive. Often prescription drug coupons are only good for one use. There are some coupons that can be used for more than one month, but they still have limits to the number of times they can be used. Afterward, the patient must pay the higher retail cost.

Get Pristiq Discounts Every Month
Through The Rx Advocates

At The Rx Advocates, our focus is to get patients the monthly medications they need at an affordable rate. We understand how expensive prescription medications can be. This can be especially hard for patients who do not have insurance or large families that may need several prescription medications every month.

Patient assistance programs from pharmaceutical companies are created to help people who cannot afford their prescription medications. Many people may not know that these programs exist. Some patients do know about them and start the paperwork themselves. Sometimes people may give up because the process can be long and confusing.

The Rx Advocates can take care of all the paperwork and details to get patients into these programs. The only cost is the $70-$100 monthly service fee. There are never any hidden charges.

The savings can be thousands of dollars each month if a patient or family needs multiple medications.

Do you want more information on how The Rx Advocates can save you money on the prescription medications you need every month? If you and your family are eligible, we do all the work to get you into the patient assistance programs. Contact us today, and we will check your individual case.