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Why this medication guide?
As fertility specialists, we’re here to help you and be your greatest support, that’s why in this feature we’re offering you a practical guide. Using text and videos we explain how the medication works and how the drugs responsible for making your journey to motherhood possible should be administered, always under the premise that this is a safe and controlled process.
Step one: preparing and administering the drugs
We want you to feel safe and comfortable when you administer the medication, so we have prepared this content to explain in a very simple and understandable way how to do it comfortably at home. Plus, our nursing team and your Patient Care assistant will always be just a phone call away to clarify any additional questions you may have.
Three things to bear in mind:
- It all starts with hygiene. Before preparing the medication, it’s always essential to wash your hands with soap and water. As well as this, it’s very important to disinfect the area where you’re going to inject yourself with the medication using alcohol and gauzes.
- Timing is also important. Each dose should be administered at approximately the same time as the previous day.
- Finally, you should know that it’s important to keep changing the application area to reduce discomfort.
The most important facts about each medication
Meriofert® is a brilliant solution that combines the hormones FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) to help the ovaries produce and release eggs. This drug provides extra help to the ovaries when they need it to cause the development of several follicles and therefore eggs.
Puregon® (recombinant FSH)
We continue with Puregon®, a purified version of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), which provides more consistent and controlled ovarian stimulation. Thanks to recombinant DNA technology, this medication offers less variability and more safety because it protects against germs smaller than viruses called prions.
Orgalutran® is another important participant in this journey. The drug prevents the premature release of eggs, ensuring that they’re fully mature. By blocking the release of FSH and LH hormones, it enables greater control over the timing of ovulation.
Saizen® is a synthetic form of human growth hormone. This drug improves the quality of the eggs by affecting the cellular environment where they develop.
Granocyte® is a medication prescribed for patients with embryo implantation failures. It’s an immunomodulatory drug that helps to control the immune system, enabling pregnancy and childbirth rates to be increased following fertility treatment.
Then there’s Prolutex ®, which is essential for preparing the lining of the uterus for implantation and for supporting the early stage of pregnancy. Prolutex® is administered subcutaneously, which may be more comfortable and easier to administer.
Ovitrelle® (recombinant HCG)
Finally, we present Ovitrelle®, which is used to trigger ovulation after ovarian stimulation. It’s a recombinant form of HCG that’s used to generate the LH peak that causes ovulation.
Decapeptyl® is used to inhibit the production of hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), prior to an ovarian stimulation process. This allows greater control over the menstrual cycle and helps to prevent premature ovulation during the ovarian stimulation process.
On the other hand, Pergoveris® serves to stimulate the growth of ovarian follicles, thus facilitating the collection of mature oocytes. It contains exogenous FSH and LH to control ovarian stimulation and is adjusted according to the needs of each patient.
Knowledge and support: the fundamental pillars of your IVF-Life fertility treatment
The medication used in fertility treatments is essential for achieving a successful pregnancy. This means that, before starting your treatment, we want you to clearly understand how it works and how it’s administered so you become familiar with all the drugs used and feel more confident. We also know that along the way to achieving your baby’s arrival, a multitude of queries and uncertainties will arise, and this is where the support provided by your Patient Care assistant plays a vital role. This person is assigned to you by the IVF-Life specialist team and you can contact or call them at any time during the continuous opening hours at all our clinics.