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How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ? My dose is 75 IU

How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU ?
My dose is 75 IU

Verify with pharmacy: It is important to verify your dose and make sure you are 100% sure how to use it correctly. Your fertility doctor can help provide guidance to make sure it is used effectively and safely. Here is an online video demonstrating the setup and use: http://www.freedommedteach.com/eng/videos.html?play=gonal_f_rff_rediject_pen ...Read more

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What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

Missed dose: You must let your doctor know asap. Antagon is a gnrh-antagonist to prevent premature ovulation, and timing is critical; follistim is a gonadotropin for ovarian stimulation and missed doses may be less critical than with antagon, but can still have huge impact on a stimulated cycle. ...Read more

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On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle.  3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

Not too high: It's still a standard dose, used frequently. Whether it's "too high" really depends on how you responded at lower doses., especially what your estradiol (estrogen) level peaked at. Trust your doctor, but ask him/her questions if unclear. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Post "Cycle" Therapy: From what I have researched people seem to be of the belief that nolvadex is a superior anti-estrogen but clomid (clomiphene) is better at restoring testicular function so some people use both. I do not recommend any of these medications and believe old fashion exercise and natural body building without any supplemental medications is the most healthy approach! ...Read more

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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray , used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

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Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?

Can patient undergo ovulation induction using gonal f (follitropin alfa) while using HRT mainly femoston 2/10 mg?

Doesn't make sense: In most cases this would not make much sense, although it could depend on 'why' and 'how' the hrt was being used. Estrogens such as in hrt are sometimes used in stimulation protocols with gonadotropins (such as gonal f, (follitropin alfa) ) an oral progestin would be an unlikely element of most protocols. ...Read more

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Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

Does progesterone medine like Duphaston contain hcg?

No: Hcg is only made in the body or given by injection. It is not in any other medication such as progesterone. ...Read more

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I have developed an ear infection but trying to conceive. On follistim injections and day 12. Are antibiotics safe? Which ones?

Most are: Just let the prescribing doc know what you are doing and they can choose based on that information. ...Read more

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Took Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg cd3-7,trigger shot cd 11. 7 mature follicles. IUI cd12 30hrs post trigger & cd 13 49hrs post trigger. What would adding FSH cd9 do?

Took Clomid (clomiphene) 100mg cd3-7,trigger shot cd 11. 7 mature follicles. IUI cd12 30hrs post trigger & cd 13 49hrs post trigger. What would adding FSH cd9 do?

CC/IUI: Some stimulation protocols combine CC with small doses of hMG/FSH added later. These protocols are a little bit arbitrary, meaning they reflect "recipes" that an individual doctor has found helpful, not a general practice. You'd need to ask your own doctor why he/she wants the FSH on CD9. ...Read more

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First cycle clomid (clomiphene). 19x17mm follicle Estradiol 1983 Pmol/l LH 65.82 Miu/ml Progesterone 8.45 Nmol/l Dr said don't need HCG trigger shot? Is this ok?

At this point: you do not need a trigger shot: the progesterone of 8 indicates you already ovulated a few days ago, so the trigger will not do anything useful at this point. Congratulations. ...Read more

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3 failed iui, took 100 mg clomid, n on bravelle (urofollitropin) + hCG trigger shots from cd 10. Today is cd13 n still no + opk. Do injectables delay ovulation? Worried

3 failed iui, took 100 mg clomid, n on bravelle (urofollitropin) + hCG trigger shots from cd 10. Today is cd13 n still no + opk. Do injectables delay ovulation? Worried

Test again: It may be positive tomorrow. You must have had positive opk's prior to the iui's. It's hard to not worry yourself into a frenzy when working on fertility issues but it sounds like you are getting good attention. ...Read more

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How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

Very: Those injections can be used in combination with sex, insemination, or ivf (in vitro fertilization). Pregnancy rates vary by individual and by diagnosis but pregnancy rates can be as high as 50% per month depending on the treatment. ...Read more

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Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies?  I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now i don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more

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Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Is amyone familar with fuzeon (enfuvirtide) 90 mg 60 vials injection kit?

Yes: I have prescribed Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) for patients with highly resistant hiv. I have thought about using it for certain patients who had other complications, but it is difficult to use and requires committment. ...Read more

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Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops

Ex-27wk, trach, bpd, 7yo. Meds: duoneb bid, Pulmicort 0.5 bid, hypersol 5% bid, singulair, (montelukast) vestpt 20min bid. Reason4 new atelectasis? Maybe doin biops

Permanent airway...: First, congrats on making to age 7 a preemie who has obviously had a rough time of it. Child is on great meds and therap. However, despite all of these, your child likely has permanent and possibly irreversible changes in his airways that all the meds in the world are not going to change. You optimize what he has left and work with that. New atelectasis likely mucous plugging in inflexible airways. ...Read more

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Lmp-25/aug/13, oi+hmg+ti, on suphene(d3-7), inj hmg 75iu(d3, 9), progynova2mg(2vag, 3oral/day), mcbm, thyrox(25mcg), duphoston10mg(fromd17), blood bhcg report -ve on d31, continuing same medicine, no period yet?

Lmp-25/aug/13, oi+hmg+ti, on suphene(d3-7), inj hmg 75iu(d3, 9), progynova2mg(2vag, 3oral/day), mcbm, thyrox(25mcg), duphoston10mg(fromd17), blood bhcg report -ve on d31, continuing same medicine, no period yet?

Ovulation: The goal of these medications is to help you get pregnant but the underlying goal is to trigger ovulation. If you did not ovulate then you would not expect to have a regular period. The lack of ovulation causes irregular periods and in the reason you are having to take these medications to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Merional or clomid, (clomiphene) which is better?

Dfferenti: Neither is 'better' or 'worse' than the other, they are different. Menotropins (merional) are generally considered to be "stronger" medicines than clomiphene, but that's not strictly correct . Merional-type drugs tend to produce more follicles and higher Estradiol levels; they also have a higher rate of multiple gestations .And higher chance of ovarian hyperstimulation. ...Read more

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Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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What does the "aq" mean in the nasal spray nasacort (triamcinolone) aq?

What does the "aq" mean in the nasal spray nasacort (triamcinolone) aq?

Aqueous: Refers to a water based solution in contrast to a dry powder or aerosol spray ...Read more

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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more

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What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

Large ovaries: Your ovaries are probably large from the follistim. The residual cysts after ovulation that have remained are probably what's causing the pain. Have your physician evaluate you if this persists or get worse. ...Read more

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Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Could follistim make eggs grow faster?

Yes: That medicine can help eggs to grow and to grow faster. How much it works and how big the effects is depends on a number of factors including age, FSH and AMH levels in your body as well as the dose and number of days the shot is taken ...Read more

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What happens if I miss a dose of follistim/antagon?

Missed dose: You must let your doctor know asap. Antagon is a gnrh-antagonist to prevent premature ovulation, and timing is critical; follistim is a gonadotropin for ovarian stimulation and missed doses may be less critical than with antagon, but can still have huge impact on a stimulated cycle. ...Read more

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How effective are follistim injections for getting pregnant?

Very: Those injections can be used in combination with sex, insemination, or ivf (in vitro fertilization). Pregnancy rates vary by individual and by diagnosis but pregnancy rates can be as high as 50% per month depending on the treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle(cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Hi, usg shows no dominant follicle(cd9) after 8days of follistim-75iu. Should continue with the same protocol? Or should ask my RE to up the dose?

Continue on same: If this is your first cycle with follistim-75, then continue on the recommended protocol for now. It may take more than one cycle to be effective. ...Read more

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What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

What to do about infertility follistim medicine/iui?

Follistim: Fsh IUI treatment can be effective. If after 3-4 cycles and no success, move to IVF. ...Read more

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When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

When a dr test for levels of LH and fish, does that determine to use follistim vs bravell?

No: If you are about to undergo fertility treatment he may perform these tests to determine as the above answer indicates your pituitary function, which will reflect the probability of success and can help the doctor determine your dose. It does not help him decide which brand of medication to use. ...Read more

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We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50..i take it at night 2tablets..what is it? Y should i use it??

We tried to get pregnant for random times but never succeed, my doc gave me follistim 50..i take it at night 2tablets..what is it? Y should i use it??

Fertility visit: Follistim comes as an injection not a pill. It would be strange for a doctor to distribute fertility drugs to a 20 year old who has only tried to get pregnant at random times. It is also highly unusual to give fertility medications without going through testing and extensive counseling regarding the risks and benefits of the medications. Consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

How soon can I have intercourse after taking Progesterone shot, Pregnyl shot or the Follistim shot.

Depends: You will typically ovulate about 36-8 hrs after the Pregnyl shot. The timing of when you should try though depends on what procedure you are doing, IVF, IUI, etc and different centers have different instructions for their patients. It is best to check with your clinic / fertility doctor. ...Read more

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I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately. ?

I am on follistim for IUI.  Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately. ?

No it doesn't have t: but it definitely could, if you see the difference. you might go through 3-4 cycles without ever changing a dose (if the US and E2 support that,) or you might change doses several times in each cycle. A woman's body is not a machine so monitoring is critical to doing gonadotropins safely and well. Good wishes. ...Read more

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On IUI with inj. 1st cycle 125/225IU Follistim-3 follicles, 2nd cycle 200IU Follistim-1 follicle. 3rd IUI MD wants 450IU, is that dose too high?

Not too high: It's still a standard dose, used frequently. Whether it's "too high" really depends on how you responded at lower doses., especially what your estradiol (estrogen) level peaked at. Trust your doctor, but ask him/her questions if unclear. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What would be follistim side effects? I've taken it early dec. And rushed both ovulation and period. Past over 1 month now I have pain in lower abdom.

Large ovaries: Your ovaries are probably large from the follistim. The residual cysts after ovulation that have remained are probably what's causing the pain. Have your physician evaluate you if this persists or get worse. ...Read more

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I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

I have three cysts after using clomid (clomiphene) and follistim  last cycle. They are functional based in E2. Will this interfere with ovulation this cycle?

Functional cysts: Functional cysts are the cysts in which the eggs grow and from which you ovulate so they are necessary for ovulation to occur. They can also be the corpus luteal cysts which develop at the site of ovulation and produce the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Again necessary for successful pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Follistim has miraculously stopped my chronic spotting during my follicular phase. What is the physiology behind this? I have normal estradiol levels.

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Good: This medication increases your hormonal levels and leads to a thicker ( hopefully more stable ) lining of the uterus, and this is a good sign that your fertility may be better too... ...Read more

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I am 25 with pcos. Did 1 round of Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg 3-7 days with no response. My re wants me to start follistim inj . What do u advise 100mg Clomid (clomiphene) or inj?

Sorry: This is a decision that can only be made with a doctor who knows your medical history; an online recommendation wouldn't be appropriate. Sorry! ...Read more

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I have developed an ear infection but trying to conceive. On follistim injections and day 12. Are antibiotics safe? Which ones?

Most are: Just let the prescribing doc know what you are doing and they can choose based on that information. ...Read more