FAQ Treatments to boost fertility

Hormonal treatments are an essential part of the fertility process, and the sheer number of them can make them difficult to understand. If you have a question, our FAQ answers everything from orgalutran to gonal F.

Hormonal treatments

What is orgalutran?

Orgalutran is a GnRH antagonist, used in women following infertility treatment to prevent spontaneous ovulation at an inopportune time. It is very important not to forget this.

How is orgalutran stored?

Orgalutran should be stored at room temperature to preserve the molecules that make it work.

What is provames?

Provames is oestradiol in tablet form. It can be used in various protocols, either before IVF or to act on the endometrium by thickening it.

What is vivelledot used for?

Vivelledot is oestradiol in a patch.

What is the difference between decapeptyl and ovitrelle?

Both decapeptyl and ovitrelle are medicines that can be used to stimulate ovulation (i.e. to obtain the final maturation of the oocytes). They can be used either individually or in combination. Decapeptyl should be used alone if there is a risk of ovarian hyperstimulation.

What does it mean to "put in your eggs"?

The egg is placed at the bottom of the vagina, just like a tampon.

What is the difference in treatment between puregon and gonalf?

Puregon and gonalf are 2 different brands of gonadotropins.

What exactly is duphaston used for?

Duphaston is progesterone. It is often used to start menstruation when its use is stopped.

Other medicines

What are gestarelle g and oligobs?

Gestarelle g and oligobs are food supplements that contain folic acid, which is essential for the development of the future fetus.

What is lovenox?

Lovenox is an anticoagulant that thins the blood and may be indicated for women at risk of thrombosis, or in the event of implantation failure or repeated miscarriages.

What is the difference between cortisone and aspegic?

They're not the same medicines, they don't have the same benefits.

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