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XP: Chart of IVF Med prices at 13 pharmacies

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

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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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  • Wow!  thanks for sharing. 

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  • ummmmmm, can i tell you how I love L-O-V-E LURVE you right now!  

    I just asked my nurse this morning for a list of my meds and thankfully I have a lot of the follistim left over from a friend's donation, but there are a lot of other meds I was about to research!  

    Are these the direct price from them or they the contract rate thru your insurance? I have found that sometimes it is a big difference. 

     

    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP 
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
    Miracle Surprise BFP, EDD 10-1-15; saw HB great Betas, 11weeks lost baby MC at home
    Moved forward with FET transfered solo frostie on 6-4-15, beta 1: 315, beta 2: 738, u/s showed one baby on track EDD 2-21-16
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  • Wow.  I am surprised at the variation in price.  Thanks for sharing.  
    TTC #1 12/2009
    BFP #1 1/2010, M/C 6 weeks
    BFP #2 6/2010, DD lost to congenital heart disease, we are heartbroken.

    TTC #2 4/2011, diagnosed MTHFR, FVL
    Four natural cycles BFN; Clomid IUI BFN; Follistim IUI BFN;
    1/2012 IVF #1 BFN
    4/2012 FET BFP #3
    5/2012 7w1d u/s: anembryonic demise; M/C @ 8w.
    6/2012 found Stage II/III endo on laparoscopy, removed w/ laser.
    8/2012 IVF #2 epic fail: no viable embryos.

    Vacation, break, second opinions, on to new RE.
    1/2013 Surprise chemical pregnancy BFP #4 (break cycle), IVF #3 postponed.
    2/2013 TI w/ hormonal support, prednisone, aspirin, Lovenox, acupuncture gave us a miracle BFP #5!
    Heartbeat on U/S at 6w1d! Baby,please stay!!
    Our miracle baby boy arrived 10/2013!  We are so in love!!

    10/2014 Surprise BFP #6
    Our second daughter arrived in May 2015!  We are so grateful!  

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    ummmmmm, can i tell you how I love L-O-V-E LURVE you right now!  

    I just asked my nurse this morning for a list of my meds and thankfully I have a lot of the follistim left over from a friend's donation, but there are a lot of other meds I was about to research!  

    Are these the direct price from them or they the contract rate thru your insurance? I have found that sometimes it is a big difference. 

     

    These are the direct prices.  My insurance requires me to go through Freedom Fertility for coverage, so I don't think I would get insurance rates from anywhere else.  I am waiting to see if that rate is any better than the non-insurance rate when they call me next week with the prices for my order.

    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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    image jeannaqueena:

    ummmmmm, can i tell you how I love L-O-V-E LURVE you right now!  

    I just asked my nurse this morning for a list of my meds and thankfully I have a lot of the follistim left over from a friend's donation, but there are a lot of other meds I was about to research!  

    Are these the direct price from them or they the contract rate thru your insurance? I have found that sometimes it is a big difference. 

     

    These are the direct prices.  My insurance requires me to go through Freedom Fertility for coverage, so I don't think I would get insurance rates from anywhere else.  I am waiting to see if that rate is any better than the non-insurance rate when they call me next week with the prices for my order.

    SWEET!  Thanks for sharing all your hard work!!   

    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP 
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
    Miracle Surprise BFP, EDD 10-1-15; saw HB great Betas, 11weeks lost baby MC at home
    Moved forward with FET transfered solo frostie on 6-4-15, beta 1: 315, beta 2: 738, u/s showed one baby on track EDD 2-21-16
  • Thanks for sharing this.  I don't know if I will need this, but I am saving it just in case.

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    DD conceived after 3 years of ttc.
    MFI - DH had varicocele repair and took Clomid to get DD b. 02/2010

    TTC #2 since 6/2010
    10/2012 DH diagnosed with Epilepsy
    A few failed IUIs summer 2012 and 2013. 
    DH taking clomid and waiting to see if he needs another vericocele repair. 
    Hoping for a 2015 baby or babies. 
    Wishing, hoping, waiting.


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