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Ii was prescribed gantrlix , hCG and gonal f (follitropin alfa) when i recieved them they were not refrigerated , the pharmacist said no fridge nesssary confused?
I would trust: Pharmacist advice. Check the link below.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had IUI yesterday and we used injectables this cycle (gonal f, ganirelix, hCG and ovidrel). Woke up with cramping for the last 3 hrs. Concerned ohss?
Call your MD: You need to let your MD know. He or she should know how many follicles you had and therefore your risk for OHSS. ...Read more
I'm starting a second IUI cycle. I have ~325 units left in an unexpired Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen. Is it as effective to use the remainder of that medication?
Probably: If it has been properly refrigerated and is unexpired you should be alright ...Read more
How many eggs can be retrieved (average) on 150ml gonal f (follitropin alfa) per day for mid ovarian reserve woman age 32 with endometriosis?
Very difficult to : Say exactly. Not knowing anything about your history makes this difficult but in general we start with 225 total units of gonadotropins and in a 32 year old with endometriosis the range is wide: 0-15. I am not a fan of giving a precise number becuase there are so many variables involved... ...Read more
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
I forgot to prime the gonal f (follitropin alfa) pen and just took the 0.75 shot. Did I get the right dose even though I did not prime the pen first?
Use package insert: The medicine pen comes with instructions on how to prime and use. If the amount that was in the pen changed, you should be able to see how much you injected yourself. If you are not sure and have already primed the pen, wait until the next injection to use again ...Read more
Gonadotropins: Great question! In general, meaning if given to large numbers of women, the answer is "no they are the same", equal numbers get pregnant. Sometimes (sometimes!) one or the other may perform better for a specific woman; this is something to discuss with a doctor who knows you well. Many fertility specs use one/or the other based on their own experience. Good wishes. ...Read more