After 3 years of dark tunnels and roller coasters my wife is 6 weeks pregnant. Being aware of the costs associated with IVF I want to share this information with all the people going through the same stage.
I contacted many compound pharmacies in Sydney (February 2013) and found out the following prices for progesterone pessaries:
Macquarie Street Pharmacy
195 Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 9221 1622
36 x 200mg = $205.20 (5.07 per unit)
400mg not available
David Wilson Compounding Chemist
Shop 3, Eastgate Mall, Spring St Bondi Junction NSW 2022 (02) 9300 1000
36 x 200mg = $120 ($3.33 per unit)
18 x 400mg = $90 ($5.00 per unit but double dosage)
Custom Care Pharmacy
644 Old Northern Rd Dural NSW 2158 1300 726 858
60 x 400mg = $ 190 (3.17 per unit but double dosage)
That shows that there is an enormous difference between pharmacies and that it is convenient to shop around. Custom Care Pharmacy supplies IVF Australia and can ship the pessaries if needed.
Initially we were paying around $97 dollars for 15 200mg ($6.46 per unit!) at Chemist warehouse. Compound pharmacies are the way to go especially for high dosages required (400mg).
If you know any other better deal in Sydney please feel free to share.
My thoughts to all couples going through this roller coaster experience.
Wish you good luck!!!