Fertility Medication

Patient Education

Fertility Medications

The treatment of infertility will depend on the cause of the issue. It will be based on the patient’s medical conditions and medical history. The three main ways infertility can be treated is through medications, intra-uterine insemination or assisted reproductive technology.

Avrio Fertility can help you with all your fertility medication needs! We readily stock commonly prescribed fertility medications and are able to compound medications specific for your individual needs. 

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Below, you will find information on the most commonly dispensed medications at Avrio Fertility. If you do not see information regarding a particular medication you are prescribed, or you want to learn more, please call us at (480) 270-6700 and ask to speak to one of the Fertility Care Team Pharmacists.

Gonal-F (follitropin alfa)

A follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which is given to women in order to produce multiple follicles in ovulating women when undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment.  This helps increase the number of mature viable eggs available to move forward in the IVF process.  Gonal-F may also be used for ovulation induction in anovulatory women in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure.  Daily doses are based on individual evaluation by your Reproductive Endocrinologist, past treatment response history, and other individualized factors.

 

Gonal-F RFF 75IU

Gonal-F RFF 75 IU vial – a sterile, lyophilized powder that is administered subcutaneously after reconstitution.

Product Information | Injection Instructions  |  Instructional Video

Gonal-F MDV Vial

Gonal-F Multidose – a sterile, lyophilized powder that is administered subcutaneously after reconstitution.

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Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject 300IU

Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject 450IU

Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject 900IU

 

Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject – available in 300 IU, 600 IU, and 900 IU prefilled pens which are ready to use.  The Redi-ject pen is a disposable auto-injection device intended for multiple dose uses and dosed subcutaneously. The pen allows to dose in increments of 12.5 IU.

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Follistim (follitropin beta)

A follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which is indicated to produce multiple follicles in normal ovulatory women undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment.  This helps increase the number of mature viable eggs available to move forward in the IVF process.  Follistim is also indicated for ovulation induction in anovulatory women in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure.  Daily doses are individualized based on type of treatment, individual evaluation, past treatment responses, and at the discretion of your Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Follistim AQ Cartridge 300IU 600IU 900IU and Pen

Follistim AQ Cartridge – available in 300 IU, 600 IU, and 900 IU cartridge.  This product is to only be used with the Follistim pen to provide the daily prescribed dose of medication ordered by your provider.  The Follistim Pen allows patients to dose in increments of 25 IU.

 Product Information | Injection InstructionsInstructional Video

Menopur (menotropins for injection)

Highly purified human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG) that contains both FSH and LH (75 IU of each per vial).  This medication works directly on the ovary to stimulate follicular development in the IVF process.  Menopur is often included in a medication regimen that contains an FSH product like Gonal-F or Follistim. This medication requires reconstitution before use and is dosed subcutaneously.  The dose may vary depending on your specific needs and protocol established by your Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Menopur 75IU Vial

 

 

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Cetrotide (cetrorelix acetate)

A gonadotropin releasing hormone that has antagonistic activity which blocks the normal function of GnRH on the pituitary.  This antagonistic activity allows this medication to block premature ovulation (delaying the LH surge) in order to produce follicles/eggs more suitable for fertilization during controlled ovarian stimulation.  This medication is given by subcutaneous injection with a typical dose of 0.25mg once every 24 hours.

Cetrotide 0.25mg vial

Cetrotide 0.25mg

 

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Ganirelix acetate

A gonadotropin releasing hormone that has antagonistic activity which blocks the normal function of GnRH on the pituitary.  This antagonistic activity allows this medication to block premature ovulation (delaying the LH surge) in order to produce follicles/eggs that are more suitable for fertilization during controlled ovarian stimulation.  This medication is typically dosed at 0.25mg once every 24 hours and is given by subcutaneous injection.

Ganirelix Acetate 250mcg

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Pregnyl

A human chorionic gonadotropin that is administered the day after the last dose of stimulation medication.  This medication is considered a “trigger” shot which helps to finalize the maturation of the follicle/egg and triggers ovulation. This medication requires reconstitution before use.

Pregnyl

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Novarel

A human chorionic gonadotropin that is administered the day after the last dose of stimulation medication.  This medication is considered a “trigger” shot which helps to finalize the maturation of the follicle/egg and triggers ovulation. This medication requires reconstitution before use. 

Novarel

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Ovidrel

A recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin that is dosed subcutaneously as a “trigger” shot.  This medication helps to finalize the maturation of the follicle/egg and triggers ovulation.  This is dosed the day after the last dose of stimulation medication and is administered by subcutaneous route.

Ovidrel

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Leuprolide (Lupron)

A gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue which acts as an agonist in the hypothalamic/pituitary axis when being used to control ovulation in an agonist protocol. It suppresses the body’s natural production of gonadotropins & therefore prevents ovulation until it is desired.  Leuprolide is dosed subcutaneously following a dosing regimen provided by your Doctor.

Leuprolide Acetate

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Leuprolide micro-dose

This is a compounded form of leuprolide acetate, which is a gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue.  This is prepared in a much lower concentration than the commercially available 2-week kit. The low doses of leuprolide in this protocol stimulate the pituitary to produce FSH & LH. This dosing is often used in patients that are possible poor responders or those with poor results using other protocols.

Leuprolide trigger

A gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue which may be used as a “trigger” shot. Leuprolide indirectly acts on the ovary by using the body’s natural production of LH surge from the pituitary to finalize follicle maturation and induce ovulation.

Low Dose HCG

A compounded version of HCG.  This may be used in certain assisted reproductive technology treatment regimens along with an FSH product like Gonal-F or Follistim to help stimulate and develop the growth of multiple follicles prior to ovulation.

Instructional Video

Progesterone

A hormone required to prepare the uterus for a pregnancy by helping to maintain the lining of the endometrium in preparation for implantation.  There are several commercially available forms of progesterone, or your provider may request a compounded form that is specifically prepared for your needs.  Progesterone may be administered by oral route, vaginal route, or by injection.

Common commercial products: Crinone, Endometrin, Prometrium, Progesterone in sesame oil

Instructional Video

Clomid (clomiphene citrate)

An orally dosed medication that is often used in patients with anovulation or irregular ovulation to help produce a follicle and ovulation.  This is often a treatment of choice in patients with PCOS.  Clomiphene causes an increase in the release of pituitary gonadotropins FSH & LH which leads to the growth of the ovarian follicle.  Doses range from 50mg-150mg per day and are generally given between cycle days 3-7 or 5-9.  Clomiphene may also be used in the treatment of male infertility to help improve the sperm count and quality. 

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Femara (letrozole)

An aromatase inhibitor that is proven effective for women with ovulation problems.  Letrozole causes an increase in FSH output to hopefully produce a mature follicle and lead to ovulation.  Sometimes this medication is used to develop multiple follicles in patients that ovulate on their own. Typical dosing may range from 2.5mg-7.5mg once daily on days 5-9 of the cycle.

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Bromocriptine

May be used in specific patient populations where anovulation is caused by elevated levels of prolactin.  Bromocriptine may help induce ovulation in these patients.

Metformin

This medication is commonly used to treat diabetes.  Metformin has been shown to be an effective treatment in women who have PCOS to help produce ovulation.

Instructional Videos

Gonal-F

Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject

Gonal-F RFF 75 IU vial

Gonal-F Multidose

Follistim

Follistim AQ Cartridge

Menopur

Menopur (menotropins for injection)

GNRH Antagonists

Cetrotide (cetrorelix acetate)

Ganirelix

Triggers

Novarel

Pregnyl

Ovidrel

Leuprolide (Lupron)

Leuprolide (Lupron)

This is not an instructional video for Leuprolide micro-dose or Leuprolide trigger medications.

Progesterone

Progesterone

The patient’s prescriber may request you to use different needle sizes than what appears in the instructional video.

Low-Dose HCG

Low Dose HCG

Disclaimer: If any of the provided instructional videos differ from direction of your provider, please call a member of the Avrio Fertility Care Team to answer any administration questions. Occasionally providers will recommend their patients to use different size needles and different injection techniques than provided in the videos.

Contact Us

Phone

Ph: (480) 270-6700

Fax: (480) 270-6701

Email

info@avriorx.com

Address

9015 E Pima Center Pkwy #3
Scottsdale AZ 85258

Location

Major crossroads: Pima Road & The 101 Freeway

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