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Is heparin (or lovenox)expensive for self-pay? Is it commonly covered even when IF is not?

August 9 2011 at 3:00 PM
kekona  (Login Kekona)

 
I just heard from an RE at IVF-Phoenix, who says:

The use of heparin or lovenox is not to anticlot a person, but to stimulate nitric oxide synthetase (NOS) activity to increase NO, and hence optimize the uterine environment.

I never knew that. I only knew about the anti-clotting part, so I always resisted it.

ETA: cny doesn't use heparin, just lovenox. Dr. K has been suggesting it for me and I've been resisting. I don't test + for immune issues, but IVF Phoenix caught my attention with their heparin/endometrium protocol.


    
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anon
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one box of lovenox

August 9 2011, 3:53 PM 

can cost about $1,200 for five days..
The RE who gave you that info should be better informed..the latest results show no increased pg rates in women using lovenox or heparin without a clotting diagnosis.

 
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Kacee
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They now make generic Lovenox. You can also buy very

August 9 2011, 4:44 PM 

reasonably on freegaragesale.com

 
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The new generic isn't that expensive

August 9 2011, 7:28 PM 

I used it in my last failed FET and was self pay. My RE orders meds for self pay patients from Apocathary by Design.

 
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Ariadne
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Do you have any insurance coverage for it?

August 9 2011, 10:06 PM 

If so, check into whether you have a mail order pharmacy option. If so, it may be cheaper, I learned the hard way.

I was paying $300 a month & $1200 a month for Lovenox & Humira, respectively, through a walk-in pharmacy. That was with insurance coverage. It dropped to $30 for a 90 day supply for each via mail order. I kid you not. It was astonishing. Same policy & everything. The only difference was mail order vs. brick-&-mortar pharmacy.

I have no coverage for ART but had coverage for prescriptions, so it may be worth double checking, just in case. (Note the "had" - last year the insurer started precluding some prescriptions associated with ART.)

 
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kekona
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wow, I'll call!

August 10 2011, 10:11 AM 

Thanks for that info!

 
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