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How much do anti-depressants cost?

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The cost of anti-depressants can vary greatly depending on whether it is a brand or generic product. For example, 75 milligrams of the brand Wellbutrin can have an average monthly cost of $283, while the generic formis about $53 per month, according to Consumer Reports. However, there are programs offered by pharmacies and chain stores that may lower the price of certain generic antidepressants to as low as $4.00 per month.

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Other brands of antidepressants that may be prescribed are Aplenzin, Pristiq, Celexa, Prozac, Cymbalta, Lexapro and Effexor. Many ofthese brand prescription drugs dohave generic versions. Prices for thesemedications vary according to the specific drug, form and strength as well as insurance, explains the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For example, 200 mg. of Wellbutrin SR can cost $499 per month, but two pills per day is usually 100 mg. A Wellbutrin prescription is $283, but the dosing requirement is three pills per day.

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