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How Does Ovidrel Work

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What is Ovidrel? Ovidrel is a drug that is used to treat infertility in women that are in their reproductive age. Ovidrel is a hormonal drug that comes in the form of a prefilled syringe which contains Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone that supports a woman's menstrual cycle by ensuring full development of an egg in the ovary and seeing through its release during ovulation. Some women experience problematic ovulation that leads to infertility. It is important to answer the question how does Ovidrel work in order to fully understand its functions and benefits in fertility. Administration of Ovidrel Prior to the administration of Ovidrel, the patient undergoes thorough checkups in general health and gynecologic health to ascertain their legibility for the drug. It is important to reveal all your medical information to the doctor before Ovidrel is prescribed to you. Your doctor should know of any present allergies to foods and drugs, current prescription and ...

Generics vs. Brand-name Medications

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  So what’s in a name? “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” 1 Rosa molineaux is a deep pink fragrant rose species. Rosa molineaux is its scientific botanical name. Its “generic” name would probably just be “pink rose.”2 How medications are named Likewise, every medication has different names that refer to the same thing. In pharmaceuticals, the number of names is three: Chemical name: the actual molecular name Generic name: the name given to that molecule that is the active ingredient of any medication. Trade name: the “brand” name of the medication given by the company who has the patent on the generic. It is usually based on marketing and uniqueness.   An example3: Chemical name: 2-(4-Isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid. Generic name: ibuprofen. Trade name: Advil; Motrin.   No one says, “Hey, while you’re at the drugstore, pick me up a bottle of 2-(4-Isobutylphenyl)propanoic ...

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