Where do you get your Trigger Shots from?? — The Bump

Where do you get your Trigger Shots from??

So had my first IUI appointment today. Everything looks fine and we are ready to start. There is only one little hiccup. I got a script for the trigger shot, they told me I could buy it at the office for $100 (Ouch!!!! Don't have that kind of money right now) or take it somewhere to be filled so that I could use insurance. 

The problem is no one carries it! I only found one place with one option that will cost $80 with insurance! So I was wondering if there is an online pharmacy that might have more options and price ranges?? 

Re: Where do you get your Trigger Shots from??

  • Our RE uses Village Pharmacy. 
  • Is that online?
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  • Freedom pharmacy is another specialty pharm with art drugs.
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

  • My RE uses freedom fertility, but my trigger shots have all cost around $100.
  • Mandellas pharmacy 
  • @ttcnumber2withhypo Ugh I'm sorry! I can't offer any advice so I'll just join you in expressing frustration. Could one of the other local pharmacies order it and would it be cheaper? FWIW my RE office indicated that it would be $85-$100+ without insurance (depending on pharmacy) so maybe your insurance isn't covering very much of that drug for some reason?
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
  • I had limited IF coverage but my trigger shot was not covered. I got it from CVS, they had to order it and it was $100. I did Clomid and trigger IUI cycles so even though it was expensive, it was a whole lot cheaper than an injectable meds cycle.
     The second and third refill of my trigger shot cost $75 and $65 respectively. I am assuming it was because I hit my RX deductible by then.
  • I filled out the forms are Village Pharmacy and I am waiting for a call back from them. I also went to my local pharmacy and asked if they would be willing to order it (they said there are two generic ones that cost $22 and $65 with insurance). I am waiting on a call back from the manager to see if he will be willing to order it. 
  • My clinic uses Walgreen's Specialty Pharmacy or Freedom... I personally used Walgreen's Specialty.  I triggered with Leuprolide Acetate and Novarel... Each had a copay of about $50.

    Me: 35 DH: 41, Married since 2009

    TTC since June 2012

    Aug. 2012: CP

    2013 Several cycles of TI with Clomid = BFN

    Feb. 2014: IUI = BFN

    June 2014: IUI w/Clomid = BFN

    Jul. 2014: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN

    Apr. 2016: Consult to begin IVF

    May 2016 TI w/Follistim and Ovidrel = BFN

    Jul. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Vitamin D, COQ10, DHEA, Gonal F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Novarel, Leuprolide Acetate: 21 eggs retrieved, (10 w/ ICSI, 11 w/conv. IVF) 13 fertilized

    Jul. 2016: Endometrin, Fresh Transfer 2AB = CP

    7 frozen

    Oct. 2016: BCPs, baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA = CP

    6 frozen

    Nov. 2016: Hospitalized for small bowel obstruction

    Mar. 2017: Diagnostic Laparoscopy = Twist found in intestine - part of small intestine, part of colon, and appendix removed, bowel resection - caused by Endometriosis

    May 2017: 3.75 Lupron Depot

    June 2017: FET postponed due to complex cysts in breasts

    June 2017: Endometrial scratch

    Jul. 2017: Baby aspirin, Estradiol, PIO, FET 4AA (lost 1 4AA in thaw) = CP

    4 frozen

    Sept. 2017: ERA testing

    Oct. 2017: Breast cysts biopsied

    Dec. 2017: FET

  • I use CVS Caremark and it costs $30 for 2 Ovidrel shots. They also ship overnight which has really helped me when I messed up ordering it once!
    Me: 33, PCOS with anovulation
    DH: 36, No known issues
    TTC since 11/2014
    1000mg Metformin daily

    Oct-Dec 2015: Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI = BFN x 2
    Feb-May 2016: Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI, Prometrium = BFN x 3
    August 2016: Clomid 100mg no response, Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI, Prometrium = BFN

  • I also used CVS Specialty Pharmacy and it was a bit of a hassle getting the paperwork done but my insurance covered it. It was shipped overnight and needed to be signed for.
    Charlotte, NC
  • Well I call Village Pharmacy today because I had a nagging feeling. Good thing I did! I didn'the realize the doctor needs to contact them first, but the gentleman I spoke with said they would call the RE and then call me back with prices. If it is too much I will look into the CVS pharmacy too. Thank you ladies!
  • I use Freedom because that's where my RE sends me, but they're pretty awful and expensive. I couldn't get the preauth for insurance in time the first time around, so I paid $100 out of pocket, which was fine, but the second time around they just didn't bother processing it through my insurance, so I had to pay $100 out of pocket despite having all the authorizations in place and now I'm waiting for a refund that I'm 90% sure isn't coming.
  • I've had a great experience with Freedom Pharmacy.

    Me: 27, Endometriosis
    DH: 30
    Married: 06/2012
    TTC #1 since 09/2014
    10/2015 1st IUI BFN (Gonal-F & Ovidrel)
    07/2016 2nd IUI BFN (Femara, Gonal-F, Ovidrel & Progesterone)
    08/2016 3rd IUI  BFN (Femara, Gonal-F, Ovidrel & Progesterone)
    Planned IVF in Summer 2017
    Surprise BFP 11/28/16: Beta 1 - 2311, Beta 2 - 6049; EDD 8/4/17
  • Anyone have insurance approve all injectables BUT trigger shot? Curious if this is 'normal'... can't figure out the reasoning there. 
    Me (31) & DH (31) - married 2008; TTC since 2013
    SA = normal; HSG = clear; history of DVT/PE
    Diagnosed with unexplained infertility
    IUI #1- April '16 - BFN 
    IUI #2 - May '16 - BFN
    IVF Fresh Xfer #1 (1 blastocyst) - Sept '16 - BFN
    FET #2 - 11/8/16 (2 blastocysts) - Beta on 11/18
    4 more blastocysts on ice
  • Braun Pharmacy is what my RE uses, they are online and offer good deals if your insurance doesn't cover things. I can't remember how much my trigger shots were though. Good luck!

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
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