how much does femara/letrozole cost WITHOUT insurance?
I read that femara (aka letrozole) is more expensive than clomid, but I can't find any sites that tell me how much it costs. I DO have insurance, but fertility stuff isn't covered and I was paying $5 for each 50mg pill for clomid. I was up to 4 pills a day for the 5 days at the end, so it got kinda pricy. Can anyone who's taken femara that didn't have it covered by insurance tell me how much it costs? Also, do you take it the same way as clomid (cd 3-7 or 5-9) ??
Have you tried buying it overseas? My RE is the one who told me to get my injectables from a place in London. It is so much cheaper! You just have to order it in enough time for it to get here....3-7 days shipping.
Hello there. My insurance does not cover any fertility meds/treatments either. But it did cover femara. That's because femara isn't primarily a fertility medication, it's actually used to treat breast cancer. So you may want to try to run it through your insurance first and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised like we were. :) I can't remember the price difference if I'd had to pay for it, but I do know it was at least double what I was paying for the clomid (150 mg). Anyway, good luck to you!!
FEMARA 2.5 MG TABLET (NOV)
Drug Description and Image $386.28 30day
$763.53 60 day
$1,141.89 90 day
@ Costco....I take for BC with no insurance coverage...my doctor gives me samples every month...bless her!
I don't know about Femara but I got my Clomid at Walmart and it only cost me $18 for 10 50mg pills. 1.80 a pill. My RE was going to have me try Tamoxifen next (so it wouldn't thin my lining more) and it went through insurance, I would have paid $9 for it. Anybody know the difference between Femara and Tamoxifen?
I paid $35 for Clomid and Walgreens said Femara would of been around $120-140. I believe you take it the same way--but I know Bam1014 on here took it this cycle, so I am sure she'd be willing to answer any questions.
I just lost my insurance and am taking letrozole. Had sticker shock when I asked my walgreens pharmacist how much the prescription was. $1376 for a 90 day supply. I declined as who can afford that? Went to a small pharmacy in a town a few miles away from me in the seattle area where I get some of my prescriptions. Asked him how much it was without insurance. He said $55 for a 30 day supply. Said the other pharmacist either misquoted the price or he was way out of line. It pays to shop around..I did get a two month sample supply from my oncologist until my new insurance kicks in on January 1st, but it is highway robbery to ask someone with breast cancer to pay such an ungodly price for something that will keep them cancer free.
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