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XP: Chart of IVF Med Prices for 13 Pharmacies

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I recently discovered I am now OOP for my IVF meds, so decided to research a number of pharmacies, and here are the results from my research on prices for Menopur 75 IU, Follistim 300 IU, Lupron microflare (my dose is 40mcg/0.2ml), and trigger meds (Novarel, HCG, or Pregnyl).  Note that each will have their own requirements for shipping, and that I did not ask about shipping costs from everyone. 

I also learned about two discount programs, which some of you may or may not be familiar with: Heart and Discount Rx.  They help with the costs of all these meds (Heart covers Menopur and Novarel, Design Rx covers Follistim and Lupron).  As far as I can tell, the discounts are included in all prices, but it's possible some pharmacies didn't include them (some volunteered this info, and I didn't ask it of all of them).

The quick and dirty take home from this is that international pharmacies (in italics) are cheaper, although you probably don't want to order your Lupron microflare from them since it is compounded and needs to be used pretty quickly after being mixed), not to mention some people have issues getting it on time due to customs issues.  If you go the USA pharmacy route, you will probably want to mix and match different drugs from different pharmacies.  In my case, I'll be ordering Follistim and HCG from Walgreen's, Menopur from Freedom Fertility or Avella, and my Lupron from Mandell's.

 

Pharmacy

Med

Price

Med

Price

Med

Price

Med

Price

Alexander's Twins

MENOPUR

$71.90

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$271.96

LUPRON Microflare

$99

NOVAREL

$75.50

Apthorp

MENOPUR

$73.90

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$271.60

LUPRON Microflare

$225

NOVAREL

$81.50

Avella

MENOPUR

$69.99

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$277.28

LUPRON Microflare

$110

PREGNYL

$62.00

Briova Rx

MENOPUR

$78.00

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$293.00

LUPRON Microflare

$129

NOVAREL

$77.00

Freedom Fertility

MENOPUR

$69.99

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$451.60

LUPRON Microflare

$199

NOVAREL or HCG

$69.90

ivfmeds.com

MENOPUR

$39.75

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$200.00

LUPRON Microflare

n/a

TRIGGER

n/a

ivfpharmacy.com

MENOPUR

$35.00

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$200.00

LUPRON Microflare

n/a

TRIGGER

n/a

Mandell's

MENOPUR

$71.90

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$271.96

LUPRON Microflare

$72.98

N, H, OR P

$71.90

MDRUSA.com (MdRx)

MENOPUR

$74.98

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$277.98

LUPRON Microflare

n/a

NOVAREL

$74.98

Metro Drugs

MENOPUR

$73.90

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$276.00

LUPRON Microflare

$99

PREGNYL

$72.99

successmeds.com

MENOPUR

$79.00

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$275.90

LUPRON Microflare

$89

N, H, OR P

$89.90

Village Fertility

MENOPUR

$75.00

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$276.00

LUPRON Microflare

$99

PREGNYL

$81.00

Walgreen?s Specialty

MENOPUR

$78.00

FOLLISTIM 300

 

$254.00

LUPRON Microflare

$89

HCG

$59.90

 

10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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Re: XP: Chart of IVF Med Prices for 13 Pharmacies

  • That's quite a difference. thanks. I too am now OOP for meds
    TTC since 2006 3 Fertility Clinics Test, Pills & Injectables....oh my. Numerous failed IUI's 7 or 8 or more? IVF #1 June 2012 ~ praying this is the only one ER 6/13/12 - 13 ret, 7 fertilized, 7 progressing, ET 6/15/12, BFN & No freeze babies. Onto IVF #2 in October 2012. No, wait, body not cooperating. IVF #2 in November 2012 IVF #2 Began Provera in Sept to make me start. Never started. I O'd on my own??? 2 weeks of BCPs. Period. Baseline & Labs 10/25 Stims started 10/26 ~ 225 Follistim in the am. 150 Bravelle & 5 Lupron in pm. Trigger 11/4, ER 11/6, ET 11/9 - 2 great embies. 3 Freezebabies. Beta 11/23/2012 BFN. Now what??? I don't know if I can keep going? Daisypath Anniversary tickers I know the Lord would put a strong desire in my heart if it wasn't meant to be. - Isaiah 41:10
  • Thanks!

    We're using the same meds. I used freedom fertility last time and am using ivfmeds(menopur and follistim), a local compounding pharmacy (microLupron) and Walgreens (doxy, novarel, progesterone) this time. Looks like I was royally screwed over with Freedom :)

     

    Me 33. DH 32. TTC Since 6/2011. 12/2012-m/c, CP. DH: MFI. CCT/HSG/day 3 blood work-all nl. IVF#1 ER- 8/7/12, ET- 8/10. beta 8/25 neg, I did not respond as expected. AMH: 0.88. IVF#2 BCP-10/19. Micro flare Lupron-Nov: It's a bust. IVF#3 Planned for Feb '13 with a long lupron protocol ON OUR OWN!!! BFP- 1/12/13. Yay! EDD 9/18, now EDD 9/25
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  • thank you for the info, i dont know what i am doing yet but this will help my decision.
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  • Thanks for sharing!
    Married 8/2008. IVF with PGD March 2013.
    3/22 ER: 25R, 20M, 15F. 9 genetically normal, and 3 survived to Day 5
    3/27 ET: transferred 1 embryo, beta 9dp5dt=163, 12dp5dt=639
    4/25 1st ultrasound at 7 weeks = identical twins with heartbeats?!!!
    PPROM at 31w, delivery at 32 weeks of two beautiful girls
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    Thanks!

    We're using the same meds. I used freedom fertility last time and am using ivfmeds(menopur and follistim), a local compounding pharmacy (microLupron) and Walgreens (doxy, novarel, progesterone) this time. Looks like I was royally screwed over with Freedom :)

     

    You and me both.  I have $10K lifetime IF meds coverage, and have only done 1 IVF cycle (I have to use Freedom for my insurance coverage).  Granted I did stim for 12-13 days and still have a bunch of leftover meds (1500 IU of Follistim and 14 vials of Menopur), but they say I already spent over $11K on the meds. 

    I would love to know where they get off charging almost twice as much as everyone else for Follistim.

    10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
    IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
    IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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  • Thanks for sharing this.   When you say Lupron Microflare is that the same as a leuprolide acetate 2 week kit?
    TTC #1 since 9/07
    Dx MFI, AMA, Endo, AMH .16
    Lap 10/09 Removed endometrioma, stage IV endo and adhesions
    Lap 2/10 Endometrioma cysts & adhesions returned.
    Ivf #1 4/10 Antagonist, ET Cancelled.
    IVF #2 2/11 A/ACP+E2V C/P
    IVF #3 6/11 Letrozole/Antagonist BFN
    IVF #4 11/11 Low stim Antagonist BFN
    Lap 3/12 Lap & Selective HSG
    Many cycles of Letrozole and LP HCG w/TI and LDN
    IVF #5 8/12 Low stim BFN
    IUI #1 10/12 BFN br> S&PAIFW
  • As best I can tell, that's it.  My IVF coordinator just told me the specific dosage, and I'll be using it for the first time, so I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's the same thing.
    10/10: Married; 5/11: Dx: Blocked Fallopian Tube; 7/11: D&C/Hysteroscopy to remove polyp
    IVF #1: 9/11: ER: 12R, 11M, 10F, No Frosties; 5dt: 2 blasts, 1 morula; DD born 6/3/12
    IVF #2: 11/12-12/12: ER: 20R, 20M, 16F, 4 Frosties; 5dt: 3 blasts, DS born 8/9/13
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