Fertility Medications

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Fertility Medications

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Bravelle (Purified Urofollitropin Injection)

Bravelle is a highly purified human-derived follicle stimulation hormone (hFSH) given via injection. Bravelle stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs. Your physician will prescribe Bravelle if you’re going through an artificial insemination cycle or if you are undergoing in vitro fertilization.

 


 

Cetrotide (Cetrorelix Acetate Injection)

Cetrotide is a gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist. While undergoing IVF, your ovaries will be stimulated with FSH in order to stimulate your follicles to grow. During these processes, your physician will be controlling your ovulation. Cetrotide is used to control ovulation by preventing a premature LH surge, therefore preventing ovulation on your own. Your doctor will trigger your ovulation with HCG. Afterwards egg retrieval will be performed.

 


 

Clomid/Clomiphene

Clomiphene citrate tablets are taken orally and are prescribed to stimulate the ovary to increase egg production. It is used with timed intercourse or with artificial insemination.

 


 

Crinone (Progesterone Gel)

Crinone is a gel containing micronized progesterone that is administered vaginally. It provides progesterone support for women who have a progesterone deficiency and who are undergoing fertility treatment.

 


 

Endometrin (Progesterone Gel)

Endometrin is a progesterone vaginal insert often prescribed for infertile women during the luteal phase of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment. Endometrin is indicated to support embryo implantation and early pregnancy by supplementing the needed progesterone support.

 


 

Follistim AQ (Follitropin Beta Injection)

Follistim is a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) medication. Follistim is an injectable medication used to stimulate healthy ovaries to produce eggs. Your doctor will prescribe Follistim to be used either with artificial insemination or with Assisted Reproductive Technologies. You will be monitored with vaginal ultrasounds during your course of medication for the purpose of determining how many follicles are growing and how they’re maturing.

 


 

Ganirelix Acetate/Antagon Injection

Ganirelix is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. It is used to suppress premature luteininzing hormone (LH) surges in women during assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. Ganirelix prevents eggs from being released prematurely while undergoing controlled ovarian hyper stimulation.

 


 

Gonal-F Multi-dose Kit

Gonal-F is a pure human FSH that is manufactured by recombinant DNA technology. It is prescribed to supplement or replace naturally occurring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This medication stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.

 


 

Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject Pen

The Gonal–f® RFF Pen is for women seeking pregnancy and is used to help ovaries make more eggs. It is used in Ovulation Induction (OI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF), to supplement a woman’s naturally occurring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).

 


 

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)/Novarel/Pregnyl

These medications are injectable and are used to trigger ovulation. They would be prescribed by your doctor once it is determined that the follicles/eggs are mature and ready for ovulation. These medications will come with precise instructions on when to take them and are used in conjunction with artificial insemination or with ART.

 


 

Lupron/Leuprolide Acetate 2 week kit Injection

Leuprolide acetate is given via injections and inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins when given continuously and in therapeutic doses. This medication is used to achieve ovarian suppression. Once the ovaries are suppressed, your physician will prescribe an FSH in order to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles. Leuprolide acetate is used when going through ART.

 


 

Menopur (Purified Menotropins Injection)

Menopur is a purified preparation of human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG). Menopur is a preparation of naturally derived gonadotropins that has undergone an exacting purification process. It contains an equal amount of 75 IU follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and 75 IU leutinizing hormone (LH). This medication stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.

 


 

Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe (Choriogonadotropin Alfa Injection)

Ovidrel is a recombinant version of human chorionic gonadotropins (HCG). It triggers the actual release of mature eggs from a woman’s ovaries following treatment with FSH.

 


 

Progesterone Capsules/Suppositories

Progesterone is indicated to help support the lining of the uterus. The capsules/suppositories are professionally compounded in various strengths. The capsules may be used either orally or vaginally, while the suppositories are only to be used vaginally.

 


 

Progesterone in oil injection

Progesterone injection is used for progesterone supplementation or replacement as part of an assisted reproductive technology therapy. Progesterone or progesterone-like drugs have been used to prevent miscarriage in the first few months of pregnancy. It is available in sesame, ethyl oleate, and olive oil.

 


 

Prometrium

Prometrium capsules contain the female hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is indicated to help support the lining of the uterus. The capsule may used vaginally or orally as preferred by your doctor.