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Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:49 am

Hi ladies! I am wondering if anyone has some info on how I could get financial help for purchasing Crinone or other progesterone supps.

I am getting ready for my first IUI and paying OOP. I qualified to get a discount on Gonal-F and Ovidrel through the Compassionate Care Program, but they do not cover the Crinone my RE ordered, or any other progesterone supp. Freedom pharmacy quoted me over $600 for the Crinone alone. I was wondering if there was another discount program out there that would cover some form of progesterone, or maybe a specific pharmacy that might be cheaper than others?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby tammylynn1230 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:57 pm

I used progesterone pill, prometrium, just took them orally, 3 x a day and my progesterone went up from 8 to over 25 in a matter of 3 days this was when we were trying naturally, then Also for my IVF i did PIO ( prog in oil ) shots thru Freedom Pharmacy and it was less than 200 for a 30 days supply.

Oh and my prometrium pills was ALWAYS covered by health care insurance, not the PIO but the pills were.
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby vanjust14 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:46 pm

Hi Tammylynn! $200 is a lot better than $600, that makes me feel better. I'll check with my insurance too just to see if they will cover the pills...you never know. Thank you so much for the info :)
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby kelley21 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:04 am

I used progesterone suppositories that were made at a compounding pharmacy and cost $50 for a 30 day supply. This was completely out of pocket and not covered by insurance.
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby vanjust14 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:34 pm

I ended up calling my insurance company and what do you know, they will cover crinone, even though they will not cover the gonal-f or ovidrel. So now I'm paying $50 instead of $600 :) Thanks for the info ladies, I never would have even thought to check!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby lauren818 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:57 pm

If you call the manufacturer of Crinone, you can get a coupon for $125 off (technically it's a max $50 copay for the patient but then the dollar limit for the contribution is $125 so if it isn't covered at all, then you're only going to get a $125 reduction). I'm also looking online into some of the drug savings program and am going to try combining them at the pharmacy tomorrow (will follow-up if any of that works!).
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby vanjust14 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:54 am

lauren818 wrote:If you call the manufacturer of Crinone, you can get a coupon for $125 off (technically it's a max $50 copay for the patient but then the dollar limit for the contribution is $125 so if it isn't covered at all, then you're only going to get a $125 reduction). I'm also looking online into some of the drug savings program and am going to try combining them at the pharmacy tomorrow (will follow-up if any of that works!).


Great, thanks for the info Lauren. Def let us know if that works...It's good to post this stuff for any other ladies who might be running into a similar situation!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby lauren818 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:45 am

So it looks like some of the discount cards get a bit of a discount but nothing compared to the manufacturer's coupon of $125 off but it definitely pays to call pharmacies and ask around (prices at Costco, for example, were cheaper than CVS, etc.). Ultimately, we decided it was too expensive to use Crinone since prometrium was covered in full so I ended up only paying $7.88 instead of $300.
me-30, DH-33
TTC#1 since 08/2014, progesterone supplements started 11/2014

BFP at 10 dpo - Nov. 24, 2014!!!

Beta #1 (18 dpo): 994
Beta #2 (20 dpo): 2550
Beta #3 (21 dpo): 4005

First u/s - 12/16/14 - measuring about 6 days behind but HB of 108!
Second u/s - 1/28/15 - baby caught up b 5 days, measuring only 1 day behind, HB of 148-153 (we took it twice) and lots of movement!

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Re: Financial help for Progesterone?

Postby vanjust14 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:43 am

Thanks Lauren, I guess a lot depends on what each individual's insurance covers. My insurance covered both crinone and prometrium, but both were $50, so I went with crinone. Endometrin wasn't covered at all. I was shocked the crinone was covered at all since I was told it wouldn't be and that it was $600 OOP. I guess it is always good to ask first!

The manufacturer's coupon is good though for those who do not have any coverage, $125 off is better than nothing!
Me: (Vanessa) 37
DH: 31
DS: 16


TTC since Sept 2012, Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve with mild male factor

08/13-12/13 5 rounds of 5mg Femara=BFN
01/14-10/14 relaxed cycles=BFN

11/16/14-11/23/14 75iu Gonal-F injections + trigger
11/24/14 IUI #1=BFN

4/21/15 :bfp:
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