Where to Buy Clomid for the Best Price

How to Save Money When Taking Clomid

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If you're eager to try the fertility drug, Clomid, you might be wondering how much your prescription is going to cost. It's not unusual for fertility treatments to come with a steep price tag. Depending on multiple factors, rates can vary quite a bit. Here's what to expect when researching the price of Clomid.

How Much Does Clomid Cost?

Clomid can cost anywhere between $20 to $185. Prices on the lower end of the spectrum represent generic drugs purchased through savings clubs, like GoodRx. The average price paid for 30 tablets of Clomid (50 milligrams each) is about $96 while the coupon price is $49.

Retail prices may be significantly higher, especially at regular stores like Price Chopper, Shoprite, Target, or CVS. Membership stores like Costco offer discounts on retail prescription prices. Going through insurance, getting a coupon, choosing the generic drug, buying a 90-day supply, or ordering by mail are all ways to help keep the cost under $60 per bottle.

Start With Your Insurance Carrier

Call the member services number on your insurance card to speak with a representative about your prescription coverage. Your insurance carrier should be able to help you understand what percentage of the price you are responsible for.

Unfortunately, Clomid is rarely covered by insurance. Nonetheless, most health insurance companies are able to negotiate lower prescription prices than individual payers can. Even if the cost of Clomid isn't covered, you may be able to get a lower rate through your insurance plan than you would if paying out of pocket on your own. It never hurts to ask and explore your options.

Price Shopping for Clomid

Most people have a preferred pharmacy near home or work. Before you fill your prescription, consider price shopping. Since Clomid isn't usually taken until after your next cycle begins, why not use the extra time to shop around?

Call pharmacies ahead of time to ask about the price and availability of Clomid at your prescribed dosage. Prices may increase for higher dosages. Ask if you can pay less if you buy more than one month's supply at a time. Your doctor may be willing to prescribe a three-month supply of pills instead of one, getting you a lower cost for buying in bulk.

You can also ask pharmacies about generic Clomid, also known as clomiphene citrate. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, there's no reason to pay more for the name brand. Clomid pricing can vary quite a bit from pharmacy to pharmacy. Taking the time to call around can pay off.

Should You Buy Clomid Online?

We do so much of our shopping online these days. Why not buy medications online as well?

While purchasing drugs online can be done safely, you must be careful about which websites you order from. The National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy website offers a list of Accredited Digital Pharmacies. Only sites that have VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) certification appear on the list.

Once you've confirmed that the pharmacy is legitimate, don't forget to consider the price. Online doesn't always mean cheaper, especially with the cost of shipping.

Are you looking for information on buying Clomid without a prescription? Read about the serious potential hazards and risks before you make a dangerous mistake.

Medication Price vs. Treatment Cycle Price

Before you begin treatment cycles, make sure you understand the total price tag. The cost of fertility treatments depend on your insurance coverage, and which medications, monitoring, and procedures are involved.

Some doctors prescribe Clomid alone. Others may add in progesterone suppositories (taken after ovulation for at least two weeks) or an injection of hCG, also known as a trigger shot. These medications increase the overall cost of your treatment cycle of Clomid.

Monitoring your cycle can bring additional fees. Your doctor may require one or a few ultrasounds, and possibly blood tests. Even if your insurance doesn't cover Clomid, it may still cover monitoring costs, but not always. Payment plans through your doctor's office can help you manage large medical bills. Discuss pricing upfront to avoid the stress of unexpected expenses.

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