Cost of Male Fertility Medications

Cost of male fertility medications

The costs of male fertility medications varies dramatically between different pharmacies, so it is worth your while to call around for pricing (especially if you do not have insurance coverage for these medications).

The costs listed below were update last in April 2017.


Local vs. Regional vs. National Pharmacies

 

Local pharmacies are your nearby neighborhood pharmacies.  These include examples such as Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Sams Club, and Costco.  We have included a few of these in our price guide below (costs reflect stores in Southwest Ohio, so there may be some regional variation).  Sams Club and Costco do not require a membership to use their pharmacy, but offer discounted rates to members.

Pharmacies are not allowed to ship to states in which they do not have a physical presence in terms of an affiliated store.  Some very large pharmacy chains (such as Walgreens Specialty and Freedom Pharmacy) are able to ship to all 50 states.  However, others are limited to certain states.  A few examples of regional vs. national pharmacies are listed below- be aware that there are many other regional pharmacies that may serve your state and have competitive prices for fertility medications.

 

Regional pharmacy

Barron Pharmacy- serves OH, MI, FL, PA, HI, TN

 

Larger regional pharmacy

Apothecary by Design- all states except: CA, LA, NJ, TX, NC, VA

 

National pharmacies (serve all 50 states)

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

Freedom Fertility

Village Fertility Pharmacy


Medications from Other Countries

 

Medications for the treatment of hormone abnormalities are often expensive and sometimes are not covered by insurance. Often medications can be found for greatly discounted prices at pharmacies from other countries, but it is not recommended to obtain medications from other countries, for three reasons:

1. It is illegal.

The FDA prohibits the purchase of prescription medications from other countries. In the past, the FDA has tended to turn a blind eye to U.S. citizens who travel to Canada to purchase small amounts of medications for personal use, but this activity is still illegal and could come with legal consequences.

2. Product quality.

In some cases, knockoff medications are produced in second- and third-world countries with little to no control of dosage amounts or production quality. In other circumstances, online vendors from other countries advertise medications supposedly made by the same companies that supply pharmacies in the United States. However, without official FDA oversight, you are taking their word about the source of the medications they sell.

3. Confiscation of medications.

When medications are imported, there is the chance that they will catch the eye of a U.S. Customs agent and be kept for further scrutiny. At worst, this could mean permanent loss of the shipment (which has already been paid for), and at best, a several-month delay in receiving your medication.

 

For these reasons, I always recommend getting your medications from a reputable U.S. pharmacy. Take care when searching on the Internet for affordable medications, as many online pharmacies carrying fertility medications will not reveal on their website what the drugs’ country of origin is. When looking into these companies, always ask where the pharmacy is based, and make sure that it is within the United States. 


Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)         

[1 month supply (15x 50mg tablets)]

Costco (non-member)                            $22.37

Costco (member)                                    $18.03

Sams Club (regular)                                $42.26

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)       8% discount

Walmart                                                   $24.00

Kroger                                                      $40.48

Walgreens                                                 $260.00

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $216.60

Freedom Fertility                                      $55.35

Apothecary by Design                              $27.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $60.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $58.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $27.15


Anastrazole (Arimidex)

[1 month supply (30 pills)]

Costco (non-member)                            $16.16

Costco (member)                                    $11.94

Sams Club (regular)                                $99.36

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)       8% discount

Walmart                                                   $109.76

Kroger                                                      $50.49

Walgreens                                                 $183.99

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $404.36

Freedom Fertility                                      $360.00

Apothecary by Design                              $75.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $20.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $36.00


Novarel (HCG)

[1 vial (10,000 IU)]

Walgreens                                                 $326.99

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $112.50 (with email address)

Freedom Fertility                                      $144.90

Apothecary by Design                              $108.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $330.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $129.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $108.00 (with discount program)


Pregnyl (HCG)

[1 vial (10,000 IU)]

Costco (non-member)                            $118.95

Costco (member)                                    $112.65

Sams Club (regular)                                $114.05

Same Club (Plus with membership)       8% discount

Walmart                                                  $120.61

Walgreens                                                $137.99

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                 $101.09

Freedom Fertility                                     $144.90

Apothecary by Design                              $105.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $120.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $103.00

Village Pharmacy                                      $105.00


Ovidrel (HCG)

[1x 0.5cc pre-filled syringe]

Costco (non-member)                            $301.43

Costco (member)                                    $291.42

Walmart                                                   $163.15

Kroger                                                      $170.69

Walgreens                                                 $423.99

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $151.13

Apothecary by Design                              $99.50

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $99.50

Barron Pharmacy                                      $152.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $99.50


Cabergoline

[1 month supply (8 pills)]

Costco (non-member)                            $46.87

Costco (member)                                    $42.03

Sams Club (regular)                                $174.17

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)        8% discount

Walmart                                                   $230.06

Kroger                                                      $199.39

Walgreens                                                 $371.99

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $276.88

Freedom Fertility                                      $216.00

Apothecary by Design                              $110.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $75.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $186.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $110.00


Follistim (injectable FSH)

[1 x 300 IU Pen]

Sams Club (regular)                                $733.00

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)       8% discount

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $287.60 (with email on file)

Freedom Fertility                                      $787.50

Apothecary by Design                              $675.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $689.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $299.80

Village Pharmacy                                       $675.00


Gonal-F (injectable FSH)

[1 x 300 IU Pen]

Sams Club (regular)                                $1,167.00

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)       8% discount

Walmart                                                   $676.33

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $670.60

Freedom Fertility                                      $298.00

Apothecary by Design                              $318.00

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $298.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $318.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $286.20 (with mail-in rebate)


Menopur (injectable FSH)

[1 x 75 IU vial]

Costco (non-member)                            $187.34

Costco (member)                                    $179.65

Sams Club (regular)                                $186.00

Sams Club (Plus- with membership)       8% discount

Walgreens                                                 $250.19

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy                  $82.99 (with email on file)

Freedom Fertility                                      $85.90

Apothecary by Design                              $84.25

Kings Fertility Pharmacy                          $80.00

Barron Pharmacy                                      $88.00

Village Pharmacy                                       $84.25