Fertility Treatment Medication

Mar 24 2011

There are many drugs that are used when a couple undergoes a fertility treatment (IVF, insemination, egg donation, etc.). Some are very simple to use and have virtually no side effects and others are more complex and have greater side effects.

We shall now discuss the most commonly used drugs, what they are and their side effects. It should be noted that most medication is hormonal or works on that level, so that side effects in many cases will be similar to those which a woman may generally feel during her cycle or indeed during pregnancy.

Gonadotropins are the fertility drug par excellence. They serve to stimulate controlled function of the ovaries so that eggs can then be collected after being developed in them. They are mostly injectable, either intramuscularly or subcutaneously.

The brands of this drug are as follows and you can watch the following videos which outline in a simple way the correct way to administer them:

Gonal:

Puregon:

Fostipur:

Ovitrelle ®: is the drug responsible for finishing the maturation of the eggs and also induces ovulation. Depending on the treatment you want to perform, whether artificial insemination (AIC) or in vitro fertilisation (IVF), it will be used to some degree. The patient must always respect the proper timing at the time of administration. As you approach the moment of ovulation, the symptoms may be similar to those experienced during the days prior to menstruation.

Video Ovitrelle ®:

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