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My husband is taking paroxetine 20mg, and it helps with his

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My husband is taking paroxetine 20mg, and it helps with his nerves some but he still gets uptight and a little tense at times. He also seems to be sleeping a lot more lately and says he's tired all the time. I think he is still dealing with some depression. I didn't know if there was a better generic medicine that he can try. Right now we don't have any insurance so generic is the only way we can go.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Your husband may be having some depression that isn't covered by the paroxetine, since he is on such a low dose. You can ask his prescriber if an increase in dose would be best for him. There are a number of generic drugs that can be used.

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
His doctor had doubled his dosage, but it cost a lot more to get 40mg prescription. So, I thought there might be something a little better. The doctor he goes to is a family doctor and I don't think he knows much about antidepressiants. He only is seeing my husband because me and my daughter sees him.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

What are you having to pay for paroxetine?

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

We purchase it from Wal-Mart and its on their $4.00 Perscriptions. But the 40mg was going to cost use $45.00 a month.

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Perhaps your Walmart is different, but I write for two 20 mg tablets per day and a 30-day supply costs $8. Your doctor could also try fluoxetine (generic for Prozac). They have both the 20 mg and the 40 mg of that for $4 per month or $10 for 3 months.

 

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