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Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 9:41am


Regulates blood sugar & believed to help Insulin resistance in PCOS women

Clomid, Serophene (Clomiphene Citrate)
Induces ovulation, regulates cycle, increases egg production, corrects luteal phase deficiency

Progestins (synthetic progestogens)

Provera (Medroxyprogesterone)
Synthetic drug similar to progesterone
Helps regulate menstrual cycle. Thins and shrinks the endometrium.

Primolut (Norethisterone)
As above.

Duphaston (Dydrogesterone)
NB: March 2008: The manufacturer is withdrawing this medicine from the market for commercial reasons. If you regularly take this medicine you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss alternative treatments.

GnRH (Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone) Drugs

GnRH Agonists
(used primarily with Long Protocols)

Suprecur, Suprefact (Buserelin Acetate)
Nasal spray/injection. Supresses ovulation.

Synarel (Nafarelin Acetate)
Nasal Spray. Supresses ovulation

Zoladex (Goserelin)
Single injection to suppress ovulation.

Lupron (Leuprolide acetate)
Used often for Frozen Embryo Transfers. Supresses ovulation.

Prostap SR (Leuprorelin acetate)
Single injection to supress ovulation.

GnRH Antagonists (used with Short Protocols)

Orgalutran (Ganirelix)
Supresses ovulation immediately so injections can start a few days after stimulating drugs.

Cetrotide (Cetrorelix)
Supresses ovulation immediately so injections can start a few days after stimulating drugs.

Gonadotrophins (FSH = Follicle Stimulating Hormone, LH= Luteinising Hormone, HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin)

Menopur, Menogon, Merional (Menotrophin (hMG=Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin))
Made from urine of menopausal women and contains FSH and LH
Used to stimulate the development of follicles and eggs in women who are not having menstrual periods and are infertile due to problems with ovulation.

Also used to stimulate multiple follicles and eggs to develop in women who are having assisted conception such as (IVF).

Gonal F (Follitropin Alfa)
Laboratory made FSH. Pre mixed cartridge
Used as above.

Puregon (Follitropin Beta)
FSH. Pre mixed cartridge
Used as above.

Luveris (Lutropin Alfa)

Ovitrelle (Choriogonadotrophin alfa)
Made from urine of pregnant woman or laboratory
Triggers ovulation.

Pregnyl, Choragon(Chorionic Gonadotrophin)
As above
Triggers ovulation.

Progesterone support

Stimulates and prepares endometrium for implantation. Reduces uterine contractions.

Intramuscular injection
As above

As above



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Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 7:59pm


clap Thank you so much! happydance You must have known this was going to be my next question right :thumbsup2:



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Saturday, August 30th 2008, 12:51pm

Aah, just checked this section!

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Monday, December 1st 2008, 10:39pm



I was recommended a long protocol IVF with Pergoveris 300IU. This is the first time I've heard of this drug and am trying to find more about it, but it doesn't seem to be on your list. Is it new, and how is it different from the more standard ones like Gonal F and Menopur?


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Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 10:18am


I Googled this and found the manufacturers website which says:

"Pergoveris™ (r-hFSH 150IU and r-hLH 75IU) is a new and unique therapeutic option for infertility in women due to severe gonadotropin deficiency. Pergoveris is a combination of follitropin alfa (r-hFSH) and lutropin alfa (r-hLH). It enables patients to benefit for the first time from two consistent and pure recombinant gonadotropins combined in a single vial."

I'm not really sure how it's different from the other drugs but the company that makes it is called Merck Serono and their website address is if you wanted to look it up.

Hope this helps
Me 32 - Blocked tubes cleared 2007, very slim chance of conceiving naturally
DH 31 - No problems

1st IVF Dec 07 - Poor response - BFN
2nd IVF Mar 08 - BFN
3rd IVF - Sep 08 - BFP but didn't quite make it :sadface:
4th IVF - May 09 - BFN

5th IVF - Nov 10 - BFN



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Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 10:28am

as far as i know this is quite a new drug

the info that footsie has wrote is spot on
TTC 12 years

2 early losses

lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine



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Saturday, May 16th 2009, 11:41am

FWIW. Here are a couple of drugs that seem to be standard for my clinic (FIV Madrid), or maybe standard for Spain:

Progynova 1 mg (estradiol / estrogen) by Bayer - it says it is a hormonal substitute and should be taken in conjunction with a progesterone.

Progelffix 200 mg (progesterona micronizada). Peanut oil etc.

Don't know much else.

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Monday, June 15th 2009, 12:35pm

Hi Just seen that Menopur is made up from menopausel womens urine....thats gross! I need to start these injections soon and not looking forward to it now :sadface:
TTC 4 & 1/2 yrs
Me 26 & DP 27
Started ICSI 12th June 2009, 16 eggs, 11 mature, all injected but none fertilised due to poor sperm quality




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Monday, June 15th 2009, 4:56pm


Originally posted by tia12
Hi Just seen that Menopur is made up from menopausel womens urine....thats gross! I need to start these injections soon and not looking forward to it now :sadface:

Don't worry Tia - it's just the relevant hormone that is extracted from the urine and then purified!

Here's a useful link for you :smile:


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Thursday, November 12th 2009, 5:39pm


Can anyone help, my doctors notes say I was given Gestone 50gm IM for alternate days after ET, I was not given this, will this have made a difference to my outcome which was a BFN, if so im going to take it up with my clinic.




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Thursday, November 12th 2009, 5:54pm

Hi Jules.

Gestone 50gm IM for alternate days - is an injectable form of progesterone, and seems to be a lower dose than that commonly given. Were you given progesterone pessaries instead by any chance?


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Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:43pm

I have just received my drugs today, which consist of Merional, Suprecur (buserelin), Cyclogest and Gonasi.

I have my drugs appointment next week but i am so worried that I am going to mess up somewhere along the time as there is so many things to remember!!

In which order am I supposed to take them? I know the hosp will tell me next week but I am worried and its playing on my mind so could do with know a bit more info before next week!

Thanks Xx