Ask for EFFEXOR XR


Ask for Brand-Name EFFEXOR XR at the Pharmacy

Remember: Savings Card savings* are valid only with a prescription for brand-name EFFEXOR XR, not the generic version of EFFEXOR XR

Pay as little as $4 per month on your next prescription with the Choice Card

These tips may help you receive brand-name EFFEXOR XR at the pharmacy

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If your doctor has determined that brand-name EFFEXOR XR is right for you, be sure that the prescription reads “No Substitutions,” “Dispense As Written,” or “Brand Medically Necessary,” depending on your state’s requirement.

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Always check your bag and bottle label at the pharmacy counter to make sure you have been given brand-name EFFEXOR XR.

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Have the pharmacist note your preference for brand-name EFFEXOR XR for future refills.

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Pay as little as $4 per month for brand-name EFFEXOR XR*

*Terms and conditions apply.You may pay less by receiving the generic.

EFFEXOR XR is available in different dosage strengths (37.5 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg).

Important Safety Information and Indications

Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs

Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, teens, and young adults. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Effexor XR is not approved for use in children and teens.

  • Do not take Effexor XR if you currently take, or have taken within the last 14 days, any medicine known as an MAOI such as linezolid or methylene blue. Do not take an MAOI within 7 days of stopping Effexor XR. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is an MAOI
  • All patients taking antidepressants should be watched closely for signs that their condition is getting worse or that they are becoming suicidal, especially when they first start therapy, or when their dose is increased or decreased. Patients should also be watched for becoming agitated, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, or restless. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient's doctor right away
  • Before taking Effexor XR, tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take or plan to take including: those to treat migraines or psychiatric disorders (including other antidepressants or amphetamines) to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome
  • Effexor XR may raise blood pressure in some patients. Your blood pressure should be controlled before starting treatment and should be monitored regularly
  • Taking Effexor XR with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, warfarin, or other blood thinners may increase the risk of bleeding events
  • Some people are at risk for visual problems such as eye pain, changes in vision, or swelling or redness around the eye. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and get preventative treatment if you are
  • When people suddenly stop using or quickly lower their daily dose of Effexor XR, discontinuation symptoms may occur. Talk to your doctor before discontinuing or reducing your dose of Effexor XR
  • Pregnant or nursing women shouldn't take any antidepressant without consulting their doctor
  • Until you see how Effexor XR affects you, be careful doing such activities as driving a car or operating machinery. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Effexor XR
  • In clinical studies, the most common side effects with Effexor XR (reported in at least 5% of patients and at least twice as often as with placebo) were constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, sexual side effects, sleepiness, sweating, and weakness

Indications

Effexor XR extended-release capsules are a prescription medicine indicated for the treatment, in adults, of Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Panic Disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING, and Medication Guide for EFFEXOR XR.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Terms and Conditions

By using the EFFEXOR XR Savings Card (the "Card"), you attest that you meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the Terms and Conditions described below:

You will pay $4 for a 30-day supply (30 tablets) if: you use commercial/private insurance and your out-of-pocket expense for a 30-day supply of brand-name EFFEXOR XR is $130 or less.

You will pay $30 for a 30-day supply (30 tablets) if: you do not use prescription health coverage to purchase your brand-name EFFEXOR XR under this program or you use commercial/private insurance and your out-of-pocket expense for a 30-day supply of brand-name EFFEXOR XR is $130 or more. In addition:

  • a) Medicare Part D patients may participate in this Card Program, but cannot use any part of their Medicare Part D prescription benefit for EFFEXOR XR during the term of this offer
  • b) Out-of-pocket expenditures under this Card Program cannot be applied towards a patient’s Medicare Part D true out of pocket (TrOOP) expenses
  • c) Patients participating in this category cannot seek reimbursement for a purchase of EFFEXOR XR from any third party insurance entity during the term of this offer

This offer is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs (including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico [formerly known as "La Reforma de Salud"]).

For all eligible patients, you can only qualify for up to $2500 of savings per calendar year. After a maximum of $2500, you will pay usual monthly out-of-pocket costs.

This Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, discount, prescription savings card, or similar offer for the specified prescription.

The Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies.

This Card is not health insurance.

Offer valid only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, but not for Massachusetts residents or where otherwise prohibited by law.

The Card is limited to 1 use per person per month during this offering period and is not transferable. It is illegal to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit, or offer to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit this Card.

Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend the Card Program without notice at any time.

You must be 18 or older to participate in this Program.

Card Program expires December 31, 2018.

No membership fees.

For questions about this card, please call 1-855-488-0749, visit EffexorXR.com or write to the address below.

For reimbursement when using mail order, mail copy of original pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt NOT valid) with product name, date and amount circled to:

EFFEXOR XR Savings Card
2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560

Be sure to include a copy of the front of your Savings Card, your name and mailing address.