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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Yep I'd rather have the cake too! Lol..
    Where did u have it done again hon?
    In Clayton with Dr NL. Was $200 for the chair and $38 for the intralipids and took two hours. All out of pocket.

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    I'm a patient of dr m, I've only ever paid $37 for two boxes of clexane.

    Dr m normally does 400mg pessaries and it's cheaper from a compounding chemist. One of the cheapest around is Kingswood compounding and they'll post Aus wide. I think slades in Mel is pretty reasonable too.

    Dr m never ticks the ob's thing on my scripts, the pharmacy just charges the pbs price. I'd double check with pharmacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnite01 View Post
    See thats why i reckon the system is screwed I've never paid more than $12 bucks or so for progynova either from fs or from my regular dr or my bulk billing drop in dr. Ive always got clexane under pbs for 37 or so regardless of who i got it from. The only thing ive paid full price was crinone and was around 170 a bix or something.
    You're in Melbourne? I think Brisbane is a bit more expensive. That said I've only got Progynova from a hospital pharmacy and I think they have quite a markup - don't know why it wouldn't be PBS, unless it's because I get so much stuff and there is a limit. I've learned with this IVF caper that we need to shop around for drugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Well that's the thing.. The chemist told me they weren't on the PBS? I presumed that means no-one gets them any cheaper than that?? I don't honestly know a whole lot about how the PBS stuff works.. I'll have to call tomoro and just make sure he's ok with the crinone. Or I can ask him when I see him for my intrallipids.

    You start progesterone before transfer don't you? I think I started crinone for like a day after EPU in my first cycle, But then stopped bcos wasn't transferring
    I work in pharmacy, and they are definitely on the PBS. You need your doctor to write you an authority script though. Same goes for the crinone. Oripro is 3 boxes for $38.30 ($6.20 if you have a concession card) crinone is 2 boxes for same price.

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    Default IVF over 40#24

    You do need to meet certain criteria for an authority script. I'm not sure about the Prognova or pred, as they aren't expensive drugs anyway. PBS is when you pay the scheduled price for a more expensive drug ($38.30), and the government subsides the rest. I'm lucky to get everything at cost. Crinone is $153 a box with no authority (that's what I was paying at cost).
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    http://m.pbs.gov.au/browse/medicine-listing.html
    This list medications, what criteria for authority etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    So the weird thing is, I still got my progynova & prednisone for only $17 total. The prednisone was about $7 & the progynova $10.

    So although they were all on the same script, and it said 'no PBS' he (the pharmacist) must've still given me those two on PBS if they were that cheap??

    I'm completely confused by all of this. I'm gonna just ask Dr M if he purposely didn't tick the PBS box and why?
    Some medicines are & some aren't. The government decides, not the pharmacy, and then the Dr has to write the correct script 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagingi View Post
    You're in Melbourne? I think Brisbane is a bit more expensive. That said I've only got Progynova from a hospital pharmacy and I think they have quite a markup - don't know why it wouldn't be PBS, unless it's because I get so much stuff and there is a limit. I've learned with this IVF caper that we need to shop around for drugs!
    @gagangi stupid question, but do chemist warehouse do our ivf cycle drugs? I've only been getting mine at hps pharmacy Albany creek cause that's where I was told to go get them. I've never even thought of going somewhere else I just assumed they weren't carried by other normal pharmacies?

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    Hello all. I struggle navigating bh on my phone and seldom get to the computer with my nearly 6 month old occupying all spare moments. I just wanted to say hi to everyone, that I think of you all lots. Chiefsgirl been particularly thinking you don't have long now - how exciting xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    @gagangi stupid question, but do chemist warehouse do our ivf cycle drugs? I've only been getting mine at hps pharmacy Albany creek cause that's where I was told to go get them. I've never even thought of going somewhere else I just assumed they weren't carried by other normal pharmacies?
    @Tinachris - I used to get all meds in the pharmacy in FS's building, until I found out their DHEA is $30-50 more than what others on here were paying (thanks ladies!). I then asked my local discount pharmacy - it's tiny and they said they could order everything in for me, but Inofolic. This cycle I've gone to them first with all scripts and they've had them. Their prices are excellent. They don't carry the refrigerated products, but can get them - so I'll see how timing works. We find fridge meds take up a lot of room in our fridge and I worry about cold spots so try to get them last minute. You need a compounding pharmacy for DHEA ($75 seems to be Bne rate) and Melatonin, but some smaller pharmacies (like my local) are part of a group and can order compounded meds with a day or twos notice. I haven't tried the chemist warehouse, but I'd ask. I'd expect a suburban pharmacy at Albany Creek should be cheaper than Wickham Terrace?

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