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Cost of IVF Drugs
December 5, 2017 By Dyann Joyce
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The cost of IVF drugs can be mind-boggling. The cheapest in-vitro fertilization drugs may be desirable as they are affordable, but they may not work for everyone. Drugs prices are often determined on many various factors including the manufacturer, the hormones/ingredients included in the medication, the amount of time it took to develop the drug, the cost of developing the drug, where it’s made, etc. (the list goes on). However, the cheapest option is not always the best option, and many times more than one medication is required to make the environment optimal for a woman to conceive. This means multiple IVF medications are prescribed to help fix the issues that are not allowing the woman to have children. The more optimal the doctors can make the environment in the womb, the better chance the mother will conceive.

The Most Inexpensive Fertility Drugs:
While some IVF medications are easier to stomach in price such as the cost of ganirelix which is around $55.00 per treatment, some will be much more expensive. The less expensive options, for example, Ganirelix Acetate Injections are a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist which works to help the pituitary gland suppress certain hormones that are overproduced including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to delay ovulation in women ensuring that the eggs that are developed are mature and more viable.

The Most Expensive Fertility Drugs:
However, many of the available IVF medications are not so easy to stomach in price. This is something such as the cost of follistim, which can range from $167.00 to $478.00 depending on the strength of the prescription. But however, unlike ganirelix, follistim stimulates the creation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) rather than suppressing it. That serves a completely different purpose. Another example would be the cost of bravelle runs $283.00 for a treatment and also encourages a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to be produced rather than suppressed as ganirelix would have it be.

Conclusions:
The prices of fertility drugs vary greatly as is proven above. Other fertility drugs such as endometrin or lovenox tend to fall in the middle. Costs depend on the function the drug performs, the manufacturer that makes it, the going rates that are paid for it, and where it is made.

While’s its feasible to ask your healthcare providers what the cheapest fertility treatment is for your condition, it’s also greatly dependent on what is keeping the pregnancies from being carried to term. Different needs require differently-priced drugs.

Unfortunately, some end up being more expensive than others, but remember that in most cases more than one drug is required to prime the womb for conception, so likely the cost will be balanced out between how much what drug costs.

Ultimately, there are rarely short cuts to getting a cheaper drug unless there happens to be another drug that does the same exact thing as the other medication. Research does need to be done, but it is worth noting that the medications you need are the ones you need. This is how chances of getting to conception come to their best.