Follistim vs Ganirelix

Follistim
(Rx)
Ganirelix
(Rx)
Follistim is a fertility medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
1.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 29, 1997
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
88,850 Discussions
17,043 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PCOS
#2 for Infertility
Follistim is prescribed for PCOS and Infertility and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for IVF
#2 for Infertility
Ganirelix is used in IVF and is mostly mentioned together with this procedure.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fol
Cramping
7
Bloating
6
Headaches
5
Tiredness
4
Bruise
3
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Hot Flashes
2
Breast Pain
1
Discomfort
1
Gan
Bloating
7
Cramping
5
Headaches
5
Bruise
4
Spotting
4
Tiredness
4
Itching
3
Nausea
2
Endometritis
1
Breast Pain
1
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Follistim
Fol
Ganirelix
Gan
Cramping
Fol
Gan
7
5
Bloating
Fol
Gan
6
7
Headaches
Fol
Gan
5
5
Tiredness
Fol
Gan
4
4
Bruise
Fol
Gan
3
4
Nausea
Fol
Gan
2
2
Weight Gain
Fol
Gan
2
0
Hot Flashes
Fol
Gan
2
0
Breast Pain
Fol
Gan
1
1
Discomfort
Fol
Gan
1
0
Bloating
Gan
Fol
7
6
Cramping
Gan
Fol
5
7
Headaches
Gan
Fol
5
5
Bruise
Gan
Fol
4
3
Spotting
Gan
Fol
4
0
Tiredness
Gan
Fol
4
4
Itching
Gan
Fol
3
0
Nausea
Gan
Fol
2
2
Endometritis
Gan
Fol
1
0
Breast Pain
Gan
Fol
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Follistim is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Ganirelix is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Follistim and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ganirelix and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Injection
Dosages
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Cartridge: 300 unit/0.36 mL, 600 unit/0.72 mL, 900 unit/1.08 mL
Solution: 75 unit, 75 unit/0.5 mL, 150 unit/0.5 mL
Syringe: 250 mcg/0.5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Follitropin Beta Recomb
Ganirelix Acetate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Follistim and Ganirelix: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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