Our expert says:
Presumably ( but I'm guessing from your message ) the current combination suits you, except for the price ?
It is a shame that medical aids vary, not always with any firm scientific basis, in the drugs they allow, or they restrict some drugs because some doctors abuse their prescription in some cases, without recognizing that the right drug may be not only very helpful to a patient but may actually save the medical aid money.
It makes sense to switch to something on their forumlary, on the grounds you mention --- but your doctor ould have to be involved in the decision, of course, and he would have to help support the motivation if it didn't work. Risperdal could be a possibly useful substitute, and there are now generic versions of it on the market ( which may be why it is on the formulary )
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