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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Novarel is a prescription medication that contains human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that stimulates the production of eggs in women and the production of testosterone in men. It is commonly used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) and to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone.

Fact Table






Higher bioavailability

Legal status


Chemical Name

Chorionic gonadotropin

Elimination half-life

24-36 hours

Dosage (Strength)



Consult Doctor



Protein binding

Not available

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration



Novarel is typically administered by injection under the skin or into a muscle. It should only be administered by a licensed healthcare professional.

The dosage and frequency of injections will vary depending on the condition being treated and individual patient factors. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions for dosing and administration.


The active ingredient in Novarel is human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).


  • There are no known significant interactions.


Novarel should not be used if you are allergic to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or any other ingredient in the medication.

It should also be used with caution in individuals with a history of blood clots or other blood disorders, heart disease, kidney disease, or liver disease.

Novarel may cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a condition in which the ovaries become swollen and painful. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

Novarel may also increase the risk of multiple births, such as twins or triplets, in women undergoing fertility treatments.

Side Effects

After receiving your injection in the office, call your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following adverse reactions:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Arterial thrombosis
  • Depression
  • Dyspnea
  • Edema
  • Erythema
  • Fatigue
  • Gynecomastia
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Irritability
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Precocious puberty
  • Restlessness
  • Rupture of ovarian cyst
  • Skin rash
  • Testicular neoplasm
  • Urticaria


Novarel [package insert]. Parsippany, NJ: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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