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Doctor insights on: Gonal F Side Effects

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Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

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

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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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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?

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

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How many eggs can be retrieved (average) on 150ml gonal f (follitropin alfa) per day for mid ovarian reserve woman age 32 with endometriosis?

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

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Hello, I am starting ivf gonal-f injections from tomorrow. Do i have to take injections out before 30 mins? does injecting on the same place helps?

Hello,
I am starting ivf gonal-f injections from tomorrow. Do i have to take injections out before 30 mins? does injecting on the same place helps?

Gonal F (follitropin alfa): It does not matter at all where you inject; I suggest rotating spots to avoid bruising and soreness. "Take injections out?" Do you mean of the refrigerator? Or? It helps if they are warmed to room temperature before sue, if that's what you are asking. Best wishes with your IVF! ...Read more