Ovidrel is an injectable, subcutaneous fertility drug, made from recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (r-hCG) that comes from genetically-modified Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells cultured in a laboratory. Similar to hCG that is usually present in the human body, this gonadotropin hormone helps follicles to mature and release an egg, often in conjunction with other fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.
Doctors usually prescribe Ovidrel 250 mcg to treat infertility due to anovulation, which is a lack of ovulation, when the cause is not primary ovarian failure. Doctors may prescribe this medication to help with IVF treatments or another Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program, or on its own to help mature eggs that can then be fertilized naturally. The drug helps increase the number of mature eggs available for harvest and helps to time the release of the eggs so that IVF technicians can harvest the eggs at the right time.
Ovidrel is a gonadotropin, a hormone normally found in the body which helps with ovulation. The hCG hormone in this medication helps the follicles in the ovaries mature, so that they can release an egg. The drug also helps trigger ovulation, releasing the egg so that it can be harvested or fertilized.
Your fertility doctor will tell you how and when to inject Ovidrel, and you can also refer to your product leaflet. The timing of your injections is important, so follow your doctor's directions, but usually you will use this medicine the next day after your last follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) shot. You should inject this medication subcutaneously, which is under the skin. First check it for discoloration or particles, and if the liquid is clear, you can go ahead and use it. Wash your hands with soap and water and clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol before injecting this medicine. Be sure to properly dispose of any unused syringes, needles, and other medical supplies. Always follow your doctor's dosage and instructions for injecting this medicine for infertility. If you miss a dose, inform your doctor immediately.
You should seek medical attention if these side effects persist or worsen. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience rare but serious unwanted effects like
During or after the drug use, this drug can cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), which causes fluid to suddenly build up in the stomach, chest, and heart area. Seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms of OHSS such as
Although a serious allergic reaction to the drug injection is rare, seek medical attention if you have symptoms like
These may not be all the possible side effects of this drug.
Do not inject Ovidrel if you are allergic to it. Do not use the drug if pregnant; if you believe you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately and be sure to have a gynecological exam before beginning your drug treatments. Your doctor may also use blood hormone level tests and ultrasound exams to monitor your condition while you are taking the drug. Speak to your doctor before using the drug while breastfeeding, since the effects of this drug on breast milk are not known. The drug injections may cause dizziness, especially if used with alcohol or certain medication, so do not drive or perform other dangerous tasks until you know how your body reacts to Ovidrel. This medication may increase your risk of enlarged ovaries, ruptured ovarian cysts, blood clots, and multiple births such as twins.
Your fertility doctor may prescribe Ovidrel in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Since the drug helps mature follicles which then release an egg, your doctor may first prescribe other drugs to grow the follicles, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or Clomid. You may also use an ovulation test to determine when you are ovulating, and therefore the best time to conceive.
Anovulation is the absence of ovulation for three months or longer, which could be caused by a hormonal imbalance such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Normally an ovary will release an egg every 25 to 28 days, although this can vary. Anovulation is a common cause of infertility because if no egg is released from the ovaries, there is no chance it will be fertilized to conceive a child. A major symptom of anovulation is irregular or no menstrual periods, since menstruation and ovulation are both controlled by many of the same hormones. In most cases, when anovulation is caused by a hormonal imbalance and not primary ovarian failure, fertility treatments can help women conceive.
In vitro fertilization or other fertility treatments can be expensive, and fertility drugs add to the cost, making pregnancy seem out of reach for some couples. We can help you lower the cost of your fertility treatment. As a licensed Canadian pharmacy, we offer drugs at Canadian prices. That way you can order affordable Ovidrel 250 mcg or other fertility drugs with free shipping. First, speak with your fertility doctor to ensure this medicine is the best fertility drug for you, then once you have a prescription, return to us. You can submit your prescription online or phone our customer service hotline to buy it, then one of our partner pharmacies will ship you your medication so you can achieve what matters most to you: a family.