For those that qualify, sermorelin therapy could be a lower-cost alternative to HGH therapy.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy is the usual treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, or GHD. However, some patients may find the cost of HGH therapy prohibitive. For these patients – if they qualify, sermorelin therapy could be a less expensive alternative to growth hormone therapy.
For many years, growth hormone therapy was the only way to treat adults with GHD. In the late 1990s, Serono Laboratories developed sermorelin as a bioidentical drug that mimics the action of the growth hormone-releasing agents produced by your body.
Both HGH and sermorelin can be used to treat GHD. They differ in how they treat the condition. HGH is a hormone. HGH injections are a synthetic version of the HGH normally produced by your body. HGH therapy, therefore, increases your HGH level by injecting HGH directly into your bloodstream.
Sermorelin, on the other hand, is a growth-hormone-releasing agent. In other words, it stimulates your body to produce more HGH on its own. If your HGH levels are not significantly lower than normal, sermorelin therapy may be enough to raise your HGH level back up into the normal ranges.
On average, sermorelin can be hundreds of dollars cheaper per month than HGH and, in many cases, can provide the same results.
Is Sermorelin Treatment Expensive?
Relatively speaking, and as compared to traditional HGH therapy, sermorelin is not expensive. Those that qualify for sermorelin treatment could save hundreds of dollars a month as compared to the cost of growth hormone injections. However, only your doctor can determine if sermorelin is a good option for you.
What Is the Average Sermorelin Therapy Cost?
The main advantage of sermorelin therapy over HGH therapy is that for those who qualify, prescription sermorelin injections could be a significantly cheaper alternative to HGH injections.
The average monthly cost of sermorelin or ipamorelin injections is significantly lower than HGH injections. On average, HGH injections cost anywhere from $750 to $2000 per month, depending on the dose and brand of HGH. Sermorelin injections cost about $400 to $750 per month.
How Can I Save Money on Sermorelin Therapy?
The main factor that will influence the price you pay for monthly sermorelin injections is your prescribed dose. Things that influence your dose are your symptoms, your medical history, your HGH levels, and your age, weight, and gender.
Another factor influencing the cost of sermorelin is the brand of sermorelin that you use. Name brands, of course, are more expensive than generic brands of any prescription drug like sermorelin. However, to ensure that you get the safest and best quality products, our doctors prefer to prescribe only name-brand medications from known and trusted US-based pharmaceutical companies. When it comes to hormone replacement therapies, “off-brand” products — while they may be cheaper – come from unreliable labs or black market sources, and there is no guarantee of their quality or safety.
One thing to always keep in mind when you are considering the cost of sermorelin therapy, like with anything else – you get what you pay for. We try to keep the cost of sermorelin therapy and all of our hormone replacement therapies competitive. However, you may find clinics that charge less than we do for sermorelin or HGH.
But your health is no place to compromise just to save a few bucks!
You may find clinics less expensive than ours, but you would be hard-pressed to find one with more experience or a better success rate in treating patients with sermorelin and other therapies targeting age-related hormone decline.
What Is Included in The Cost of Sermorelin Therapy?
Sermorelin is an overall therapy for growth hormone deficiency, and it is not just one single treatment. Of course, your sermorelin therapy includes the cost of your actual monthly prescription for sermorelin injections.
Beyond the cost of your monthly dose of sermorelin, you must also factor into your overall cost of sermorelin therapy:
- Doctor’s visits
- Lab work and diagnostic testing
- Additional medications or nutritional supplements that may be part of your program
Sermorelin injections themselves are rarely covered by medical insurance. However, depending on your health insurance coverage, some of your doctor’s visits and/or your lab work could be covered by insurance.
The Cost of Letting HGH Deficiency Go Untreated
Another thing, when considering the cost of sermorelin therapy, you also need to think about the “costs” of allowing your GHD to go untreated. Untreated low levels of HGH can lead to other serious health complications, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, and osteoporosis.
The point is, you should never allow the cost of treatment for GHD– whether that be HGH therapy or sermorelin therapy — to influence your decision of whether you should take it or not. If your doctor says you need growth hormone therapy, you should not ignore his advice but rather work with your practitioner to develop the most cost-effective treatment program for you.
Can I Save Money By Getting a Sermorelin Prescription Online?
No, under no circumstances can you purchase sermorelin online. As stated above, it is only available with a doctor’s prescription, and once prescribed, your doctor will provide you with your sermorelin therapy injection kit.
You must avoid any website or online retailer that offers to sell you sermorelin online with or without a prescription. Buying sermorelin from such sites is not only illegal, but it could also be hazardous to your health, or even fatal!
Even if you get your sermorelin 100% legally, the doctor or clinic you get your sermorelin therapy prescription from matters.
You want to work with a facility that specializes in hormone replacement therapies, and therefore is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat growth hormone deficiencies. Treating age-related hormone decline is as much of an art as a science, and you want to work with clinicians like ours who are aware of the subtle nuances of using sermorelin along with potentially other therapies to bring all of your critical hormones back into proper balance.
Now that you know a lot more about the cost of sermorelin therapy, why not contact us today and find out more about the many life-changing benefits of growth hormone therapy?