Did you know:

Generic Paxil – paroxitine hydrochloride – has been available on the $4 plans for some time.

We now have Pexeva, which is paroxitine mesylate.

What’s the difference? Clinically, I am not sure. The NIH, via Pub Med Health, groups it all as paroxitine. The patent on Pexeva, however, says you can’t substitute one for the other at the drugstore.

I can tell you the difference in price (which is getting worse, not better): Pexeva (paroxitine mesylate) is about $5196/year, while paroxitine hydrochloride (Paxil) is $40!

Don’t fall for the shell game,

Paul S. Bradley, Scripta

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