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Any difference between fertility drugs from us, eu or other?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: The same

Medications sold in th us or other countries may have different trade names.
Drug companies give medications different names in different parts of the world. As long as the generic name and dose are the same, these medications should have the same effect.

In brief: The same

Medications sold in th us or other countries may have different trade names.
Drug companies give medications different names in different parts of the world. As long as the generic name and dose are the same, these medications should have the same effect.
Dr. Victor Beshay
Dr. Victor Beshay
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be the same, but

I don't advise getting fertility drugs from outside the us as they may be improperly stored, expired or even counterfeit.
Pills may be stable in storage but could be labeled in another language . Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have equivalents in other countries but these meds need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work, not worth the risk.

In brief: May be the same, but

I don't advise getting fertility drugs from outside the us as they may be improperly stored, expired or even counterfeit.
Pills may be stable in storage but could be labeled in another language . Injectables like follistim, Gonal-F have equivalents in other countries but these meds need refrigeration. No way to tell if they are exposed to heat unless your treatment doesn't work, not worth the risk.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Generic drugs vary in quality even within the US, where generic manufacturers are held to looser standards than brand name drug makers. Some companies like Teva are more reputable than others. Outside the US there are good and bad manufacturers, especially in India. Look at the allegations against Ranbaxy by the US Govt. - http://cnnmon.ie/jT6FJ4
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