Fertility

MEDICATIONS

Fertility » Medications

Care, Compassion, and Consideration in Every Prescription

Our team recognizes the importance of patients accessing their medications right away. Bergen Pharmacy therefore maintains a full line of fertiilty medication and injectables so our patients do not have to wait to start their therapy or face interruptions in therapy. Bergen Pharmacy will gladly compound any medications that are not available in certain dosage forms or concentrations.

ESTROGEN AGONIST / ANTAGONIST

Clomiphene Citrate

How it works: Stimulates the release of gonadotropins by affecting estrogen receptors in hypothalamus.

Side effects: Hot flashes, abdominal pain, headaches, mood swings.

» Clomid┬«, Serophene┬«

GONADOTROPINS (FSH/LH)

Gonadopropins

How it works: Injectable medications that directly act on the ovaries to induce follicular development.

Side effects: Hot flashes, breast pain, abdominal pain.

» Menopur (75 IU FSH, 75 IU LH)

» Repronex (75 IU FSH, 75 IU LH or 150 IU FSH, 150 IU FSH)

» Bravelle (75 IU FSH)

» Gonal-F Pen (75 IU FSH)

» Follistim AQ vials (75 IU FSH or 150 IU FSH)

» Follistim AQ Cartridge Pen (175, 350, 650 or 975 IU FSH)

» Luveris (75 IU LH)

GnRH AGONISTS

How it works: Prevents premature LH surge and improve ovarian response.

Side effects: Hot flashes, headache, mood swings, break tenderness.

» Lupron

» Synarel

GnRH ANTAGONISTS

How it works: Prevents premature LH surge and improve ovarian response.

Side effects: Hot flashes, headache, mood swings, break tenderness.

» Cetrotide

» Ganirelix

HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (hCG)

How it works: Administered once the follicles have developed. Helps the follicles mature and induces ovulation.

Side effects: Depression, fatigue, headache, irritability.

» Novarel (10,000 IU)

» Pregnyl (10,000 IU)

» Ovidrel (250 mcg)

AROMATASE INHIBITORS

How it works: Blocks aromatase which converts androgen into estrogen. Lower estrogen levels triggers hypothalamus to secrete more FSH/LH.

Side effects: hot flashes, nausea, vomiting, leg cramps.

» Femara

» Arimidex

LUTEAL SUPPORT

Progesterone

How it works: Blocks aromatase which converts androgen into estrogen. Lower estrogen levels triggers hypothalamus to secrete more FSH/LH.

How it is supplied: IM Injections, Vaginal Formulation (gel, suppository), Oral tablet.

How it works: Helps to thicken the endometrial lining and support the attachment of the fertilized egg.

» Side effects-Breakthrough bleeding, breast tenderness



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