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    Default IVF - using left over medication

    Hi
    Recently had our egg retrieval done which was unfortunately unsuccessful. 14 eggs failing to fertilise die to issues with the sperm.
    The plan is to do the next cycle with the same medications and doses but using Icsi to fertilise after the retrieval this time.
    When speaking to our doctor he advised even though we have enough of all medications except the trigger shot we would be prescribed and charged for another lot (same amount as last time, exactly the same medications).
    Has anyone else has this?

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    Wow no hun don't pay again, I have now done 6 IVF cycles and always use old medication where possible trying to save money wherever we can at the advice of our clinic. The only medication I don't use are opened viles such as puregon which I throw away but often have unopened viles left from same script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyside View Post
    Wow no hun don't pay again, I have now done 6 IVF cycles and always use old medication where possible trying to save money wherever we can at the advice of our clinic. The only medication I don't use are opened viles such as puregon which I throw away but often have unopened viles left from same script.
    I was so annoyed when he said that! When we got the medication the pharmacist even said we had more than enough and that the expiry meant we could use it again if needed! I literally used two of the pen injections and have another four unopened!

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    Ridiculous. You shouldn't have to pay that again if you don't need to. We didn't. Did the Dr say why? Can you ask clinic admin?

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    We paid for our medication at the chemist so I'd just not fill the new script if I had enough at home.

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    Ours is included in our overall fee so the doctor sends the script to the chemist and we collect on the way to the clinic. I just feel like maybe we are being taken advantage of. Husband called the clinic a few days ago and they've not returned the call as of yet.

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    And such a waste, too! Those meds are realllly expensive!

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    I had 2 extra Gonal pens, and my FS gave me a script for what I needed minus 2 Gonal pens - she remembered that I had 2 left over. As long as it is not out of date, I don't see why they would have an issue! How much are they charging you for the medication? Are they adding their own commission?

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    Definitely ask the questions before going ahead hun we pay enough money as it is, unfortunately we have to push for everything going through this.

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    That's incredibly wasteful and money hungry. I would insist you don't need them and won't be paying, don't pick them up from the chemist.

    Ivf is expensive enough without this silly policy.

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