Re: What's the deal with the price of Lithobid?
Well, I've only been on the meds for about 2 1/2 months, so I have no point of reference from which to compare prices. I'm sure it's always been expensive. I've never heard of your medication. Do you have insurance? If not, try contacting the pharmaceutical (sp?) company directly and ask them about the price increase. I do know that some companies have a program for people who cannot afford the medication. I actually had some health problems a couple of years ago and needed medical intervention which included a combination of medications that cost $1200 a month, and I had to take it for almost a year. (It was similar to chemotherapy). I contacted the company directly and got the medication for free for 7 months. That may be an option to try if you can't afford the medication anymore. Usually for expensive medications such as these, the company typically has a program like this. Or, you could search to see if a hospital near you is sponsoring a study of this medication. If you participate, you can get the medicaiton for free. However, sometimes you are given a placebo. However, you could look for one that is specifically comparing medications, such as Lithium vs. your medication to see which one works better.
Hope that helps.