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What is the approximate cost of the medication to perform an AI?

By Dr. Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero.
Last Update: 11/02/2021

Normally when we undergo Artificial Insemination (AI) we use three types of drugs.

The first one is a gonadotropin (follitropin alpha, biosimilar follitropin alpha, follitropin beta, menotropin...) whose approximate cost adjusted to the dose of artificial insemination would be around 200 € (10 days of treatment). Its function would be the growth of follicles. In the case of artificial insemination, the objective is a single follicle of adequate growth, therefore the doses used are low (approximately 75 IU).

Secondly, we need a medication that triggers ovulation when follicular growth is optimal (called Ovitrelle), whose approximate cost would be around 60 €. It is estimated that a follicle has reached optimal follicular growth to trigger ovulation, when it measures 18-22 mm.

Thirdly, it may be necessary (although not in all cases of artificial insemination) to inhibit ovulation during the treatment, so that it does not occur before the end of the treatment. This last drug is called an antagonist and its approximate cost is about 200 € (5 days of treatment).

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Dr. Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
Dr. Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero
MD, PhD, MSc
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla.
License: 4117294
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, with a Master's Degree in Human Reproduction and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) and the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO), she performs as a gynecologist specializing in assisted reproduction in the clinic IVI Sevilla. License: 4117294.