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Ghost or Anyone- Please Advise on Med Expiration

Postby Sunshine1576 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:13 pm

Ok my pharmacy is telling me that once my Follistim med is opened-- after 28 days it must be discarded. Yet my clinic is telling me as long as I have kept it refrigerated, (which I did), it will be okay to use through Oct. 2011. I have no insurance coverage so it would save me around $600, yet at the same time it would give me peace of mind to go ahead and order new med. Maybe I just answered my own question, but what are your thoughts? Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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Re: Ghost or Anyone- Please Advise on Med Expiration

Postby Ghost » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:32 am

Sunshine1576 wrote:Ok my pharmacy is telling me that once my Follistim med is opened-- after 28 days it must be discarded. Yet my clinic is telling me as long as I have kept it refrigerated, (which I did), it will be okay to use through Oct. 2011. I have no insurance coverage so it would save me around $600, yet at the same time it would give me peace of mind to go ahead and order new med. Maybe I just answered my own question, but what are your thoughts? Sunshine1576


What I heard was closer to what your pharmacist said. I heard 30 days.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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Re: Ghost or Anyone- Please Advise on Med Expiration

Postby Sunshine1576 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:40 am

Thanks Ghost and I did go ahead and order brand new meds... I thought it would be worth it just knowing I wouldn't be anaylzing "what if"...Always better to have that peace of mind! Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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