Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Medications i have tryed....and will be useing again

Clomiphene Citrate - Clomid, Serophene *Did many rounds before my rny surgery and did a few rounds after rny and had no results*
If your basic infertility work-up indicates that you are not ovulating regularly or if you are ovulating very late or early in the cycle, your physician may suggest clomiphene citrate.

•Indications for use: In women, clomiphene is used to induce ovulation, to correct irregular ovulation, to help increase egg production, and to correct luteal phase deficiency.
•Dosage: Clomiphene comes in 50-mg tablets. The usual starting dose is one tablet on day 3, 4, or 5 of your cycle, and for 5 days afterward. Ovulation usually occurs on cycle day 13 to 18. If you do not ovulate, your physician may increase the dose in increments in future cycles; the maximum dose is usually 200mg daily. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends that clomiphene be prescribed for three to six cycles only.

Gonal-f* This is what we got pregnant on and will be using again in January*® Multi-Dose is the only FSH available in convenient multiple-dose vials. Available as the Gonal-f® 1050 IU vial or Gonal-f® 450 IU vial, each dose offers important benefits:

•Both presentations of Gonal-f® Multi-Dose come with a prefilled diluent syringe, eliminating the extra step of preparing a diluent syringe.
•Each Gonal-f® Multi-Dose 1050 IU vial contains as much medicine as fourteen 75 IU single dose vials.
•Each Gonal-f® Multi-Dose 450 IU vial contains as much medicine as six 75 IU single dose vials.
Why Gonal-f® Multi-Dose is used
For Women
•Gonal-f® (follitropin alfa for injection) is used for the induction of ovulation and pregnancy in the anovulatory infertile patient in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure.
•Gonal-f® is also used for the development of multiple follicles in the ovulatory patient participating in an Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) program.
For Men
•Gonal-f® (follitropin alfa for injection) is used for the induction of spermatogenesis in men with primary and secondary hypogonadatropic hypogonadism in whom the cause of infertility is not due to primary testicular failure.
Ask your healthcare provider if Gonal-f® is right for you.

Important Safety Information: Gonal-f® can cause serious side effects including ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), with or without lung or blood vessel problems and multiple births.

The most common side effects observed with the use of Gonal-f® include headache, breast pain, ovarian cysts, upset stomach, sinus infections in women, and skin pimples, breast pain and growth and tiredness in men. Needle injections may cause some discomfort. For complete product details, see the Full Prescribing Information.

You should review with your Fertility Specialist the risks and benefits of using Gonal-f®. As with any medication, report any and all side effects, symptoms or physical changes to your healthcare provider.

Progesterone* Use these after i finished my gonal-f shots*
Progesterone is a natural hormone which is given after ovulation to improve the quality of the uterine lining. It can be taken by mouth, by vaginal suppository, gel or by intramuscular injection. Discover the vital connection between progesterone and pregnancy

What is Ovidrel (Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (injectable))?
>*Did one shot of ovidrel after our round of gonal f shots..helped up get pregnant*
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary, and stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation.

HCG is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women, and to increase sperm count in men. HCG is also used in young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum normally. This can be caused by a pituitary gland disorder.

HCG may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

How should I take Ovidrel (Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (injectable))?
Use HCG exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Do not use more of the medication than recommended. Do not use HCG for longer than your doctor has prescribed.

HCG is given as an injection into a muscle. If you use this medicine at home, your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will give you specific instructions on how and where to inject this medicine. Do not give yourself an injection if you do not understand these instructions. Call your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist for help with injection instructions.

Use each needle and syringe only one time. With your medicine you will receive a puncture-proof container for used needles and syringes. If you do not receive a container, ask your pharmacist for one. Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets. Your pharmacist can tell you how to properly dispose of the container.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your doctor will need to check you on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Some brands of HCG come in powder form with a separate liquid that you must mix together and draw into a syringe. Other brands are provided in single-dose prefilled syringes.

Do not use the medication if it has changed colors or the liquid has any particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.

Store unmixed HCG at room temperature away from light, moisture, and heat.

After mixing the HCG, you must keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready for your injection. Throw away any mixed medicine that you have not used within 30 days after mixing.

Medroxyprogesterone(me drox' ee proe jes' te rone)
(Provera)* Take this to help bring on a period*

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is also used to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated for at least 6 months and who are not pregnant or undergoing menopause (change of life). Medroxyprogesterone is also used to prevent overgrowth of the lining of the uterus (womb) and may decrease the risk of cancer of the uterus in patients who are taking estrogen. Medroxyprogesterone is in a class of medications called progestins. It works by stopping the growth of the lining of the uterus and by causing the uterus to produce certain hormones.