Pristiq Free Samples

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Free Pristiq® samples may be available from psychiatrists or family doctors, even though the drug does not have an advertised free trial program. A Pristiq® Savings Card and additional savings offers are available through the Pristiq® official website. [1] Free full prescriptions of Pristiq® are available through Pfizer patient assistance programs.

Pristiq®, a brand of the antidepressant desvenlafaxine, is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). SNRIs work by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. Pristiq® is effective in relieving symptoms of depression by managing the imbalance of these two chemicals.[2]

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Chemical name Desvenlafaxine
Manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.
Prescription Needed? Yes
Generic available No
Brought to market FDA approved: February 29, 2008[3]
Administration Oral, once daily
Manufacturer phone 866-706-2400
Disclaimer The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.
Author Julie Clark
 
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Pristiq Background

Pristiq® is an oral antidepressant, taken once a day, that is prescribed to adult patients suffering from major depressive disorder, also called clinical depression. Pristiq® is proven to relieve a wide range of emotional and physical symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.[4]

Clinical studies have shown Pristiq® to help alleviate emotional symptoms including persistent sadness, feelings of worthless or guilt without obvious cause , hopelessness, irritability, and lack of enthusiasm for favorite pastimes. Pristiq® can also help alleviate mental and physical symptoms like poor energy, difficulty sleeping, problems concentrating, and weight change.[4]

Side effects of Pristiq® are most prevalent during the first week of treatment, and include perspiration, bowel irregularity, lowered appetite, dizziness and upset stomach.[4]

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How to Get Free Drug Samples

Ways patients may find free drug samples for medications like Pristiq

How to Get Pristiq Samples

Pristiq®’s manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., offers a variety of plans to assist patients who have difficulty affording their medicine. In addition to patient assistance programs, Pfizer has a "Pristiq® Savings Card" that allows patients to save up to $15 per month (up to $180 per year) on their Pristiq® prescriptions. Patients can register for the Pristiq® Savings Card by answering a brief questionnaire on the drug website. Patients who qualify can download a temporary card immediately. Pfizer will mail a permanent card within 7-14 days, which is valid for one year.[5]

As with many other drug savings cards, this offer is eligible only for those patients who do not receive reimbursement from a government, state, or federally funded insurance program. The card may not be used if private insurance covers all of the medication. More information about how to qualify for the Pristiq® Savings Card can be found on their website or by calling 1-866-706-2400.[5]

Pfizer also has other programs that help cover the cost of Pristiq®:

  • Connection to Care: This program distributes free Pristiq® to patients who do not have drug insurance (or who qualify for hardship assistance), and whose households earn less than double the federal poverty level. Three months' worth of Pristiq® are sent at a time, and enrollment is valid for a year.[6]
  • Pfizer Pfriends: This is a drug savings card program open to those of all income levels with no drug insurance. The card can be used at the pharmacy to save on Pristiq®.[6]


Also see: Pristiq, Pristiq Coupons, Pristiq Patient Assistance Programs, Pristiq Side Effects, Cymbalta Free Samples, Abilify Free Samples, Zoloft Free Samples, Effexor XR Free Samples, Focalin Coupons

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References

  1. http://www.pristiq.com
  2. http://www.pristiq.com/pristiq_serotonin_norepinephrine.aspx
  3. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/571724
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 http://www.pristiq.com/antidepressant_what_to_expect.aspx
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.pristiq.com/pristiq_savings_card_eligibility.aspx#elig
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Find/FindAll.aspx