Fertility Medications

It is difficult to imagine that what many consider routine — starting a family — can be so emotionally and physically exhausting for others. Even more challenging is the expense related to the drugs and procedures you may need to start or grow your family.

For many women seeking treatment, these expenses can be difficult to finance, sometimes forcing them to rethink their path to parenting. However, by shopping around it is possible to cut costs without cutting out the option of using fertility care. The nursing staff at Laurel Fertility Care was able to provide this information, which might help you consider and compare the costs of these medications.

Below is a list of medications often prescribed for fertility patients. Use the “drugs” tag on this website to learn more, including cost comparisons with different pharmacies.

MedicationWhat is it?Typical prescriptionsAdministrationManufacturer
MedicationWhat is it?Typical prescriptionsAdministrationManufacturer
FollistimPrefilled, pre-mixed solution containing follitropic beta that stimulates hormones.2-6 vials per cycle or 50-300 IU daily (one or two injections per day) for 10 days in cycleSubcutaneous InjectionSchering-Plough
BravelleHighly purified, human follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), one of the most important hormones for inducing the production of eggs1-4 vials (75 -300IU) once or twice daily for 7-12 days for an ovulation induction or in vitro fertilization cycleSubcutaneous InjectionFerring Fertility
MenopurHighly purified mixture of human follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), used to induce productions of eggs.1-3 75IU vials once or twice a day alone or in conjunction with Follistim, Gonal-f RFF, or Bravelle for an ovulation induction or in vitro fertilization cycleSubcutaneous InjectionFerring Fertility
OvidrelPrefilled mixture used to help follicles mature and trigger the release of mature eggs from a woman's ovaries1 injection before egg retrieval Subcutaneous InjectionSerono
GanirelixA gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist used to prevent eggs from being released prematurely5 - 7 vials for 1 daily injection for five days of in vitro fertilization cycleSubcutaneous InjectionSchering-Plough
OmnitropeA synthetic form of the growth hormone that is a protein used to stimulate bones and cartilage growth3 vials per cycle with daily injections throughout cycle (1 vial lasts for about 4 days)Subcutaneous InjectionSandoz
Gonal-f RFFMedicine that contains the hormone follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to help produce and release mature eggs for pregnancy1-6 pre-filled syringes per cycle or 50-300 IU daily (one or two injections per day) for 10 days in cycleSubcutaneous InjectionSerono
NovarelA human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) that is used to stimulate egg release (ovulation) after gonadotropin stimulation1 injection 34-38 hours before egg retrieval or ovulationSubcutaneous InjectionFerring Fertility
PregnylA highly purified preparation of human chorionic gonadotropin that causes ovulation to begin1 injection before 34-38 hours before egg retrieval or ovulationSubcutaneous InjectionSchering-Plough
RepronexHighly purified mixture of human follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), used to induce productions of eggs.1-3 vial 75 vial once or twice a day alone or in conjunction with Follistim, Gonal-f RFF, or Bravelle for an ovulation induction or in vitro fertilization cycleSubcutaneous InjectionFerring Fertility
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