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  • How Does Gonal-F Compare to Other Fertility Meds?

    February 29, 2016

    Gonal-F (follitropin alfa) is a hormone and fertility medicine from manufacturer Serono that stimulates egg production in the ovary. In general, the higher the dose, the more eggs are stimulated to grow. Gonal-F comes in two forms: a cartridge (450 IU, and 1050 IU) that fits in to an easy-to-use pen, and a 75 IU vial requring mixing (also known as Gonal-F RFF). It is similarly effective to other drugs from the same family (gonadotropins). See More

  • Fertility Basics: Progesterone as a Fertility Med

    February 19, 2016

    Fertility treatment can be confusing—and expensive, whether you have insurance or not. You may be prescribed several different types of drugs, and they can vary based on the type of treatment you’re receiving.

    Progesterone, a natural hormone essential for pregnancy, is one type of medication used in fertility treatments. Examples include progesterone injections (also known as progesterone in oil), Endometrin, Prometrium, and Crinone. See More

  • Fertility Basics: GnRH Antagonists for In Vitro Fertilization

    February 12, 2016

    Fertility treatment can be confusing— and expensive, whether you have insurance or not. You may be prescribed several different types of drugs, and they can vary based on the type of treatment you’re receiving.

    Gondadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists (GnRH antagonists) are one type of medication used in fertility treatments—examples include Ganirelix (ganirelix acetate) or Cetrotide (cetrorelix). See More

  • Fertility Treatment Basics: What You Need to Know

    February 03, 2016

    If you’re considering fertility treatments, you may already know that there are many options out there—and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

    So where do you start, with all of the information and options available to you? This may not be a surprise, but the best place to begin is simply meeting with your doctor. Less is more when it comes to fertility treatments, and while you may still need more complex procedures or medications, your specialist can help guide you. See More

  • Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Increase Cancer Risk?

    December 04, 2015

    You may wonder whether the many hormone injections required for the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) put you at a higher risk of female cancers. Some reassuring results were just presented American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting but there are some risks to know about.
    Here’s what they found.

    • Ovarian cancer: In women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), the risk for overian cancer is minimal.
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  • Popular Fertility Med Bravelle Has Been Recalled

    October 13, 2015

    Fertility treatment Bravelle (urofollitropin) has been recalled. Manufacturer Ferring has confirmed with our GoodRx Pharmacist that there is a recall in progress, due to problems with potency.

    We spoke to Dr. Mousa Shamonki, a fertility specialist, for more information. Dr. Shamonki explained that “Ferring has pulled Bravelle off the shelf due to concerns about a shorter-than-expected half-life of the medicine. See More

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