Fertility medications remain the primary treatment for women to enhance reproductive fertility. There are oral and injectable fertility drugs. This leaflet will only cover specific fertility injections.
You will need to take these medications to stimulate your ovaries to develop and release mature eggs ready for fertilization. These will help increase your chances of getting pregnant. Your doctor will decide on the best medication for you.
Some of the common fertility injections include:
Inform your doctor if these side effects become severe and bothersome.
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) happens when too many ovarian follicles have developed in response to the usual dosage of medication. OHSS is usually mild and only causes a slight lower abdominal discomfort in most cases. Although it is not common, it may still need medical attention as it can be potentially life threatening, if left untreated in severe cases.
You may be developing OHSS if you experience some or all of the following symptoms:
If any of the symptoms above worsen of do not go away, you should see your healthcare professional immediately.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you forget to inject a dose, contact your nurse or doctor immediately for advice. Do not inject two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Refer to the individual package inserts or medication labels for the storage conditions.
If used at home, you may throw this injection away along with the used needles, into a metal tin, or glass jar or thick plastic container (e.g. detergent bottles) to prevent any needle stick injury.
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