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Follistim vs. Ganirelix for Infertility

Follistim

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Other Names: Follitropin Beta

Ganirelix

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/ 12,455 posts
Other Names: Antagon
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 69,888 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 12,455 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Urofollitropin is a purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone that is manufactured by extraction from human urine and then purified to remove various proteins and other substances. FSH is important in the development of follicles (eggs) produced by t... Read more on Wikipedia
Ganirelix acetate (or diacetate) is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist). It is primarily used in Reproductive technology to control ovulation. The drug works by blocking the action of GnRH ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Follistim vs. Ganirelix

3,492 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
know Ganirelix is very simular to Follistim which is used...
...I read you've done this before, not sure about Menopur, but do know Ganirelix is very simular to Follistim which is used to stimulate follicle growth. As for the retrieval, it all...
ganirelix is what's given to me after i've been on follistim...
tammy- what's your protocol again? i know that the ganirelix is what's given to me after i've been on follistim for a while, & the ganirelix is what finishes the maturation of the follicles/eggs &...
150 follistim and 15hcg (day 5) after 4 days of follistim...
...started taking ganirelix, 150 follistim and 15hcg (day 5) after 4 days of follistim 200 and 15 ...now started taking ganirelix, 150 follistim and 15hcg (day 5) after 4 days of follistim 200 and ...
600units for me and are changing me to Ganirelix (which...
...called today...They have 2 follistim 600units for me and are changing me to Ganirelix (which they also have ...from Lupron to Ganirelix, but I have ...to show? We stopped Follistim and Lupro...
start follistim, bloods to start ganirelix (sp?) and hCG,...
...time before they put me on any medication. I had bloods to start follistim, bloods to start ganirelix (sp?) and hCG, and bloods during them, and then bloods before the trigger...
so good. started at 225iu follistim, 75 menopur upped...
...it as this is really disappointing since everything else looked so good. started at 225iu follistim, 75 menopur upped to 300 follistim & 150 menopur with ganirelix 38yrs blocked...
through my Lupron stage, to the Ganirelix stage, and have...
Hey gals, Well, I went through my Lupron stage, to the Ganirelix stage, and have started the Follistim shots now. I never did get a period from the time I started b/c to the Lupron shots, to now. I...
lupron, once ovaries are suppressed, we change to ganirelix...
...start with lupron, once ovaries are suppressed, we change to ganirelix and add E2V injections ...IU of FSH-only like Follistim, Bravelle or Gonal-F...
I switched from Lupron to Ganirelix half a syringe...
...had AF when I stopped the bcps.  Then I switched from Lupron to Ganirelix half a syringe every day.  I did this for 6 days before starting 375 of Follistim daily plus the 1/2 dose...
last night in additional to the Follistim (225mg)....
...timing. I just started Ganirelix last night. Boy, that ...to do than the Follistim! 13 follies is Great! ...I started the Ganirelix last night in additional to the Follistim (225mg). I st...
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