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Bravelle recall

Did anyone else get the letter in the mail about the Bravelle recall? I guess they are possibly refunding money.

Re: Bravelle recall

  • The dates for reimbursement for those paying out of pocket for the medicine was between March 27th and October 15th of this year.
  • Also got the letter about the Bravelle recall.  I called this morning and they're sending me a reimbursement kit to send in remaining vials and receipts.  I'm really curious if I'll get the full amount I paid refunded!  
    ***pregnancy mentioned***

    Me: 27/ DH: 29
    Dx:  obstructive azoospermia 
    IVF#1:  October 2015
    10/7/2015:  ER  11 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI
    10/12/2015:  Transferred 5AA and 4AA blasts, froze one 4AA and 4BB
    Beta #1 9dp5dt:  122!!! BFP!
    Singleton, due June 2016

  • I got the card.  I was planning to call on my day off tomorrow.  I'll have to go through my receipts, but I think I used it twice (with IUIs) during that time frame.
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

  • I paid out of pocket for this drug in September but haven't received anything, could you ladies post contact info from the company on the letter you received? I am going to the pharmacy for drugs for my upcoming cycle today and will ask them about it as well!
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
  • The contact number is 1-877-650-3482 M-F 8am-5pm EST.  The only thing they asked me is how much I purchased, if it was purchased in the US, and if I have any remaining vials.
    ***pregnancy mentioned***

    Me: 27/ DH: 29
    Dx:  obstructive azoospermia 
    IVF#1:  October 2015
    10/7/2015:  ER  11 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI
    10/12/2015:  Transferred 5AA and 4AA blasts, froze one 4AA and 4BB
    Beta #1 9dp5dt:  122!!! BFP!
    Singleton, due June 2016

  • Thanks @caitiemae !
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
  • I'm so glad I found this forum!!!!! I have my ER tomorrow and used almost 14 boxes of Bravelle that fit within those dates! Hopefully, it will be a win-win...pregnant AND get the $ back. Does anyone know if having a successful outcome deters you from refund?
    Let's keep each other all updated! Lots of prayers for me tomorrow morning. Despite the Bravelle issue.
  • Got my rebate kit today! There's an envelope w a shipping label and a form to fill out asking how much you purchased. No where does it ask the outcome of your cycle so hopefully you'll get a BFP and a refund @MSR1977 ! They do mention that they subtract any IVF green light rebates from the refund amount (which I imagine anyone that bothered w Bravelle did it for the rebate program...). Hopefully only the Bravelle portion of the rebate is subtracted from the refund amount.
    ***pregnancy mentioned***

    Me: 27/ DH: 29
    Dx:  obstructive azoospermia 
    IVF#1:  October 2015
    10/7/2015:  ER  11 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI
    10/12/2015:  Transferred 5AA and 4AA blasts, froze one 4AA and 4BB
    Beta #1 9dp5dt:  122!!! BFP!
    Singleton, due June 2016

  • Wow. Thank you @CatieM80 I just had my egg retrieval and have the fresh transfer on Saturday. So, I'm going to get on this next week. Something in my head is not wanting to "jinx" it until that's over with. I know that sounds silly, but I KNOW the extra cash will at least soften the blow OR make things even more exciting either way-BFP or BFN. I will say (and this may have no correlation): I was given the highest dose my clinic allows: 600iu Bravelle a day. (300AM / 300PM) and this is my first IVF! I was shocked Bc my numbers on previous testing Lh, AFC, etc all very healthy and diagnosis was make fertility factor. However, I am 38 so, advanced age was taken into consideration above all else.
    I'm wondering if the high doses allowed me to respond like normal doses on another Stim? I had 19 retrieved/13 mature/11 fertilized thus far. FX
    That being said, you can imagine how much $$$ I spent over the course of 10 Stim days at that dose.
  • @MSR1977 those are some great numbers! Best of luck to you on your upcoming transfer! Keep us updated! 600iu, ouch! I'm so happy you'll get a refund on and that it looks like you were able to have a good cycle with the batch of Bravelle that you had
    ***pregnancy mentioned***

    Me: 27/ DH: 29
    Dx:  obstructive azoospermia 
    IVF#1:  October 2015
    10/7/2015:  ER  11 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI
    10/12/2015:  Transferred 5AA and 4AA blasts, froze one 4AA and 4BB
    Beta #1 9dp5dt:  122!!! BFP!
    Singleton, due June 2016

  • I had one vial of Bravelle for the end of my cycle before ER...I'm glad I didn't get a bad batch. that is scary...



    *** Pregnancy & Miscarriage Mentioned***

    ME: 34/DH: 33

    TTC (On & Off) Since 2008

    Diagnosed DOR August 2013 

    2009-2013 6 Clomid Rounds which resulted in 3 Cysts/Had to take some time off from TTC

    10/2014 ~ BFP (Natural Pregnancy) after 3 months Acupuncture/Miscarriage at 10 wks
    7/2015 ~ Med Protocol#1: Failed Cycle/Only 1 Egg/Unable to convert to IUI because thin uterus lining

    08/2015 ~ Med Protocol #2: Started stims 09/13

    ER 10/9 with 6 Eggs Retrieved/3 SNOWFLAKES!!

    10/22/15 ~ AF Showed up, waiting for Fibroid removal.

    10/28/15 ~ Saline Ultrasound - Fibroids were gone. FET scheduled for December 3rd!

    12/08/15 ~ FET of one hatching Embaby

    12/21/15 ~ 13dp5dfet Beta 755! I'M PREGNANT!!!/ 
    12/23/15 ~15dp5dfet Beta 1539!

    01/05/16 ~ 1st Ultrasound - 2 little beans and 2 Heartbeats (120 & 125 bpm)


    My Fur Baby: Diva Celeste McClendon







  • I got my kit in the mail today. I hope I get some money back.
    ShayLatrice
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