Fertility costs

Don’t miss the special section “Can I Afford This?” about the costs associated with fertility treatment. In addition, Choice Mom Marinela did a comparison of fertility drug costs by calling various pharmacies. Here’s what she found:

I just ordered my medications for my upcoming IVF cycle and ended up going w/ Alexander’s Twin Pharmacy; the total came to $2,900, well under the cost estimated by my IVF clinic. Note that I got discounted prices b/c I’m paying for the IVF completely out-of-pocket. Also, this pharmacy doesn’t charge sales tax if you live in a different state and provides free, overnight delivery.

To help others w/ their medication cost research, I’m rendering below the prices I was quoted today by the four pharmacies located in the U.S. that I contacted. All prices are discounted and specifically for no-
insurance coverage patients w/ a prescription from the doctor.

Alexander’s Twin Pharmacy – 877/750-7222 (tel); 609/585-1679 (fax)
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– Doxycycline 100mg tabs (20) – ~$5/each
– Estrace 2 mg tabs (10) – $28 total
– Ethyl Oleate (progesterone in oil) 50 mg/ml 10 ml (2) – $44.90/each
– Follistim 300 IU cartridge (5) – $238/each
– Ganirelix 250 mcg (4) – $81.90/each
– Medrol 8 mg tabs (10) – ~$16 total
– Menopur 75 IU (20) – $60.90/each
– Valium 5 mg (1) – $1 total
* syringes & needles: $0.20/each syringe + $0.10/each needle

Apothecary – 877/792-7684 (tel); 866/792-7684 (fax)
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– Doxycycline 100mg tabs (20) – $10 total
– Estrace 2 mg tabs (10) – $32.25 total
– Ethyl Oleate (progesterone in oil) 50 mg/ml 10 ml (2) – $43
– Follistim 300 IU cartridge (5) – $247.96/each
– Ganirelix 250 mcg (4) – $89.99/each
– Medrol 8 mg tabs (10) – ~$27.50 total
– Menopur 75 IU (20) – $65.99/each
– Valium 5 mg (1) – $5 total
* syringes & needles: 1st order free; refills $0.20/each

Freedom – 800/660-4283 (tel); 888/660-4283 (fax)
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– Doxycycline 100mg tabs (20) – $23.20 total
– Estrace 2 mg tabs (10) – $53.60 total (brand name) or $10 total
(generic)
– Ethyl Oleate (progesterone in oil) 50 mg/ml 10 ml (2) – $45.90/each
– Follistim 300 IU cartridge (5) – $403.60/each or $239/each Gonal-F pen
– Ganirelix 250 mcg (4) – $105.90/each
– Medrol 8 mg tabs (10) – $22.30 total (brand name) or $10.20 total
(generic)
– Menopur 75 IU (20) – $72.90/each
– Valium 5 mg (1) – ~$1 total
* syringes & needles: free

Schraft’s – 800/876-4545 (tel); 800/572-1014 (fax)
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– Doxycycline 100mg tabs (20) – $0.50/each
– Estrace 2 mg tabs (10) – $2.60 total (brand name) or $0.50 total
(generic)
– Ethyl Oleate (progesterone in oil) 50 mg/ml 10 ml (2) – $45/each
– Follistim 300 IU cartridge (5) – $249/each
– Ganirelix 250 mcg (4) – $94/each
– Medrol 8 mg tabs (10) – ~$2 total
– Menopur 75 IU (20) – $66/each
– Valium 5 mg (1) – ~$2 total
* syringes & needles: free; refills $0.20/each

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  2 comments for “Fertility costs

  1. Michael Hashemi
    January 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    hi
    well, hope your try was successful. I have a couple of questions
    1. did you not have to use Bravell? It seems that it is one of the main injections required for this process and like Menopur, it is very expensive
    2. did ASDA actually sell those at cost? do you know the prices? do they still do it?
    based on rates we got at Alexander’s, we will have to pay around 5-6 thousand USD
    thanks
    Michael

  2. July 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I had no idea there was so much medication to take. I am in the UK and ASDA(Walmart in the US) have just announced that they will sell fertility drugs at cost price. Does this happen in US ?

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