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Omnitrope Pricing

Hello-I am returning to this board after many years and am wondering if anyone has bought omnitrope recently? I had great success with it in prior IVF cycles and am about to use it again.  The last time I bought it I paid around $800ish per vial and used Avella Specialty Pharmacy after calling around doing price checks. Time to research again! Any help is appreciated! Please share where you purchased, when and how much you paid and I will be so grateful!


sharbrad25

Re: Omnitrope Pricing

  • no one has been using hgh in their cycles? Anyone?


  • @Roeni Where are you located? I feel like I read recently that HGH is illegal in many countries for IVF use. That might be why few people are using it.
    DH & I: Both 28
    TTC #1 June 2016
    IF Dx: Premature ovarian insufficiency and luteal phase defect associated with genetic condition
    BFP 2/23/17. Said goodbye to our baby girl at 14 weeks.
    IVF+PGD September 2017 -- 9R, 9M, 7F, 5B; 2 healthy embryos, 1 questionable
    FET November 2017 - failed
    FET December 2017 - success! EDD 9/16/18



  • @roeni- I used it once, over a year ago, and it was &1800 for 10 days worth I think? It didn’t help me at all but I was willing to give it a try. My new RE was shocked my prior RE prescribed it since she said the FDA was cracking down on the off label use of it for infertility and she could lose her license for prescribing it, so I don’t think many ladies are using it anymore 
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    adirat
  • @adirat it is not illegal in the US, as I used it in 2 cycles in 2016. I think it had been illegal prior to that. It is certainly legal now. 


  • @JamieH2000 it is approved for IVF use now. It worked so well for me twice last year that I would not do ivf without it. 


    sharbrad25
  • @Roeni Doctors may be willing to prescribe it off-label but the FDA's documentation doesn't include IVF/fertility uses. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/021426lbl.pdf 

    As a result it wouldn't surprise me if few people are taking it because many doctors are gunshy as @jamieh200 said.
    DH & I: Both 28
    TTC #1 June 2016
    IF Dx: Premature ovarian insufficiency and luteal phase defect associated with genetic condition
    BFP 2/23/17. Said goodbye to our baby girl at 14 weeks.
    IVF+PGD September 2017 -- 9R, 9M, 7F, 5B; 2 healthy embryos, 1 questionable
    FET November 2017 - failed
    FET December 2017 - success! EDD 9/16/18



  • I see. I was just reading it was not approved but okay as off label. Good news is clinical trials are starting in 2018 for poor responders like me. I know it does not work in some but it was a miracle drug for me 


  • Roeni, I've received two price quotes for Omnitrope so far... $315 and $401 per vial. I will need 5 vials, so total cost will be $1575 for my first cycle.
    Yes, it's off-label use, but it's not illegal. Studies to date have shown promising results for use in poor responders. Their prescribing information doesn't say anything about use for infertility treatments so I'm super excited to see your update on trials, Roeni!
  • RoeniRoeni member
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    I called Avella and it is $345/vial. Where did you find the $315? @CWFarmGurl


  • Must be the buying power through my clinic... my RE nurse gave me the price.
  • Hi @Roeni, I’ve used Omnitrope for all of my IVF cycles in 2017 (at two clinics) and have it ready to go for this next one as well.  I’ve gotten it from Northridge Plaza Pharmacy (last purchase was Dec 20) and I paid $325/vial (they’re in SoCal and shipped to me in SoCal for that price).

    I used 3 vials (but only stimmmed 7 days) for my last (and best) cycle - I’m curious if half a vial/day instead of 1/3 would be any better.

    No insurance coverage since it is being used off label.
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 40.5, DH 43), TTC #1
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl due 12/21/2018!

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    Roeni
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