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.
|This message has been edited by Kekona on Aug 9, 2011 3:37 PM|
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.
They now make generic Lovenox. You can also buy very
|August 9 2011, 4:44 PM |
reasonably on freegaragesale.com
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.
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.)
wow, I'll call!
|August 10 2011, 10:11 AM |