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Frequently used medication            for egg donors

Fertility medications are taken by patients to recruit follicles to produce more eggs and trigger ovulation.

Frequently prescribed fertility drugs include(the quantities vary for each donor, the protocols vary by each doctor):


Follistim ®, Gonal-F ®: stimulation medication designed using recombinant DNA technology and replicates the hormone FSH that influences the growth of the follicles in the ovaries. These medications are taken by injection and used during IUI or IVF treatment.

Syringes and needles we recommend to use:
*Follistim pen/Gonal F pre-filled pen with standard needles included with the pens
Storage: refrigerator

Menopur ® :stimulation medication/hormonal fertility drug that contains FSH and HCG which mimics LH -they influence the growth of the follicles in the ovaries.  It is extracted and purified from the urine of women following menopause and is also administered by injection.

​Syringes and needles we recommend to use:
*1 ml (cc) TB syringe w 27 gauge  ½ inch needle attached (Q caps for mixing)
Storage: Room temperature

Ganirelix ® & Cetrotide ® hormonal fertility medications that are usually administered during IVF cycles to prevent the surge of the largest follicles (prevents premature ovulation).

Syringes and needles we recommend to use:
*pre-filled syringes with needles attached
Storage: Ganirelix:  Room temperature
Cetrotide: Refrigerator

Novarel ® & Ovidrel ® & Lupron Trigger ® -one of these medication is used as the “trigger shot” to induce ovulation at the end of the stimulation process.  Usually an insemination or egg retrieval is done approximately 36 hrs after the trigger shot.

​​Syringes and needles we recommend to use:
*pre-filled syringes with needles attached
Storage: Novarel: Room temperature
Ovidrel: Refrigerator
Lupron trigger: Refrigerator
SUBCUTANEOUS Injection – Ovidrel/Luron trigger
​INTRAMUSCULAR Injection – Novarel

Lupron(Leuprolide Acetate) ® “2 week kit” 1mg/0.2ml – injection which dramatically lowers estrogen levels by regulating the body’s production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH)

Syringes and needles we recommend to use:
* insulin syringe (withdraw and inject)
Storage: Refrigerator

             ***When the time comes, ask us about the most affordable meds options***

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