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17P shot/Makena drug

Postby karenthescorpio » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:14 am

I am currently taking the 17P shot. It is a progesterone weekly injection used to help prevent PTL and premature birth. Please click on the link and watch the video about how the cost of this drug is going from $10-$15 per injection to $1,500 per injection....pharmaceutical greed. Please take action. You never know when you or someone you love might need this.

http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-kv-pha ... 4885.story
Me: 40, mild pcos
DH: 38, male factor
IVF#2 BFP! Twins! PTL at 23wks
IVF #3 Nov '10 BFP
Gemma Grace was born June 24, 2011!
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Re: 17P shot/Makena drug

Postby Rosario » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:38 am

I was on 17p as well starting my 16th week up until 36 weeks. Thankfully my insurance covered my medication.
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(
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Re: 17P shot/Makena drug

Postby leorira11 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:26 am

Karen - I know! This is ridiculous! Sheesh. Luckily, where I live, this isn't happening, but I'm still outraged that it's happening in the USA!

What week did you start the P17 shots?
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: 17P shot/Makena drug

Postby to_have_fun08 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:49 pm

Im currently taking it and had to stock up on Friday. Right now a vial cost between $75 and $100, it will be jumping to $7500.. hopefully i will have enough to make it through week 8 when i get to stop, if not i am going back to the regular PIO injections..
Chris 40- DH 41
6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
DE Cycle 2/2011 -BFP Jacob born 11/11/11

FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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