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Old 07-22-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Compounding pharmacies that make P17

Anyone know of compounding pharmacies that make the P17 progesterone. I'm 16 weeks pregnant and having contractions again. The progesterone suppositories aren't cutting it. I have an apt to see my OB on Thursday and I don't know if our insurance covers the Makena brand kind. I used compounded progesterone with my last pregnancy and couldn't muster up a contraction if I tried from 14 -40 weeks. Yesterday I had a nasty one just from getting out of my van and another from swimming with my kids. Bed rest isn't an option so I have to act fast.

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
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From what I understand, the compounding pharmacies are not allowed to make it anymore. You have to use Makena. They have assistance fire people who's insurance doesn't cover it. I'm nervous about it because I will need it in a couple of months.
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Re: Compounding pharmacies that make P17

I am currently using one based out of Spokane, WA...Riverpoint Pharmacy. I've had no problem with them and my insurance covers some of it, but even if it didn't still WAY cheaper than Makena! http://www.riverpointrx.com/
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Makena has exclusive rights to the drug but the FDA has stated that they will not prosecute any compounding pharmacy that continues to make the drug. A lot of people are still getting it that way.

Thanks, for the info on the Spokane pharmacy. I'll give them a call.
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Thanks for the info. I wonder why so many pharmacies are no longer making it if they can't be prosecuted
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I spoke with my doctor yesterday and she thinks that the FDA has cracked down and that's why so many quit making it now. There's very little info on the internet about it. I ended up going on the Crinone Gel (and why do they call it "gel" because it is NOTHING like gel). It's GROSS as heck but better than contractions. I was shocked at how expensive it is too. Thank god my instance covers it. Because out of pocket cost of that stuff is just nuts.

In the end Crinone was cheaper and easier to obtain so I'm sticking with that.
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