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Found my fertility meds cheaper through a different country. Can I have my doc prescribe these?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Not a great idea

Drug quality and safety standards vary, sometimes a lot esp.
In india. Fertility drugs from outside the us may be improperly stored, expired or counterfeit. Pills may be stable in storage. Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have non-us equivalents but these need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work. Not worth risking for small $ savings imo.

In brief: Not a great idea

Drug quality and safety standards vary, sometimes a lot esp.
In india. Fertility drugs from outside the us may be improperly stored, expired or counterfeit. Pills may be stable in storage. Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have non-us equivalents but these need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work. Not worth risking for small $ savings imo.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cheap fertility meds

Yes, you can get fertility meds cheaper thro' a different country.
But as a word to the wise know your supplier! i treated a patient from mexico who obtained a bad batch of fsh/lh and developed an allergy to hcg; she will never conceive and have a child. So be careful and make sure that your buying drugs from a regulated country with supervision of the medications.

In brief: Cheap fertility meds

Yes, you can get fertility meds cheaper thro' a different country.
But as a word to the wise know your supplier! i treated a patient from mexico who obtained a bad batch of fsh/lh and developed an allergy to hcg; she will never conceive and have a child. So be careful and make sure that your buying drugs from a regulated country with supervision of the medications.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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