I’m scheduled to start stims for my very first IVF cycle on 01/06. Since we are totally OOP for IVF, I am trying to shop around for at least the stim meds.
The pharmacy that my RE sent the Rx to, quoted $1920 for 8 cartridges of Follistim 300IU and $1998 for 28 vials of Menopur 75IU and around $200 for the rest of the meds: antibiotics, Novarel, Ganirelix, Estrace and PIO.
When I looked up online, IVFMeds.com, seem to have the lowest price for Follistim ($1640) and Menopur ($1085) for the same quantity… around $1100 in saving!!
This seems to be too good to be true! When I researched online, I found that the meds are not shipped in an ice pack. Is that okay? I am guessing I won’t be able to claim this as a tax deduction; would I be able to claim it from my FSA? I know it’s legal to get it from them since it’s for personal use.
Appreciate your responses…