I just came back from my pharmacy. I went there to get my Olanzapine (AP) my Cipralex (AD) and my bisprolol (Beta Blocker)
The total cost of paying for all 3 of them… 250-$-Canadian… WTF!!! I was not expecting it to be that much.
The Olanzapine was 155 dollars… I was getting my meds for free up until recently, 155 is WAY too much. Not fair lol.
Even though im working now, I still dont feel comfortable paying 250 out of pocket. I need to save up more to feel more comfortable paying for it.
So long story short… I might be stopping my mental health meds because their too expensive. I do have some left upstairs, I will start tapering down tomorrow.
On the positive side… I might lose weight stopping Olanzapine.
If my mental health starts to really decline I’ll just pay the 250 dollars and take the hit. Hopefully my paranoia and delusions dont get worse.
Are the prices any better from online pharmacy?
i get my olanzapine for $9 at walmart pharmacy without insurance, zoloft (sertraline) same price $9 for 30 day supply $24 for 90 day supply
does walmart pharmacy in canada have the $4 and $9 med list? its a big money saver considering other pharmacies here id be paying like $700
The longer you taper the better. Use dr oversight, but if you dont, use all your remaining meds to taper.
Maybe talk to your pdoc? I’m in the US, but I’ve had times where insurance refused to cover my AP. So my pdoc gave me lots of samples, to help me get by while she fought with my insurance.
Does your pdoc give out samples?
I don’t have a pdoc, I only have my general family doctor. Hes the one that prescribes me my mental health meds.
Why did they start charging you? Cause you work now?
Same here in the US. The moment you make over a little bit over the poverty limit - they will take away healthcare.
I’m not 100 percent sure. I went off welfare here in Canada and as soon as I did that I had to start paying for them.
Ask your doctor
I messaged my doctor asking if Latuda is any cheaper.
Latuda is way more expensive. Not generic.
As a Brit with family in Canada, I’m astounded that Canada doesn’t have the same deal as we do here - where every items is priced at £10 or so. With the taxpayer paying the rest.
I’d take the money hit bro…if you relapse you won’t be able to work. Your mental health would be worse (that’s most important) but also if you couldn’t work youd lose more money than it you just paid out I think…
Just an outside perspective/opinion. You know your life better than me but just giving my 2 cents…
Best of luck canuk!
Thanks for your opinion my dude!
We do have provincial programs that pay for your meds if you can’t afford them. If you make zero money you basically pay nothing. The more you make the more you have to pay of it but if your not making much it’s pretty fair…you do have to sign up for the program etc thk
I know in the US we have prescription programs to get meds at a discount but I’m unfamiliar with Canadian programs. I wish I could help you find alternatives for sure. Best to ask your doctor. They can help. But also f#ck it. Lol
Did you get zyprexa or a generic?