If starting a family has been a challenge for you, it will be reassuring to know that you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 2.1 million couples are experiencing infertility. Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive after one year or more of unprotected and frequent intercourse.
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for a year or more and have not been successful, there may be an underlying problem that is causing this to occur, many of which are easily diagnosed and successfully treated. Men and women are equally as likely to have a fertility problem; it is not a problem unique to women alone. It is a good idea for you to consult your doctor and try and determine your course of action.
You should also know that if you have decided to seek fertility treatment you are one of many. More than 9.2 million women have sought the use of infertility treatments at some time in their life. Advances in science and medicine have had a positive effect on the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Approximately two-thirds of those couples who seek infertility treatments are able to conceive. Our team at Webster Pharmacy is here to help.
Cetrotide is a gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist. While undergoing IVF, your ovaries will be stimulated with FSH in order to stimulate your follicles to grow. During these processes, your physician will be controlling your ovulation. Cetrotide is used to control ovulation by preventing a premature LH surge, therefore preventing ovulation on your own. Your doctor will trigger your ovulation with HCG. Afterwards egg retrieval will be performed.
Clomiphene citrate tablets are taken orally and are prescribed to stimulate the ovary to increase egg production. It is used with timed intercourse or with artificial insemination.
Crinone (Progesterone Gel)
Crinone is a gel containing micronized progesterone that is administered vaginally. It provides progesterone support for women who have a progesterone deficiency and who are undergoing fertility treatment.
Endometrin is a progesterone vaginal insert often prescribed for infertile women during the luteal phase of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment. Endometrin is indicated to support embryo implantation and early pregnancy by supplementing the needed progesterone support.
Follistim AQ (Follitropin Beta Injection)
Follistim is a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) medication. Follistim is an injectable medication used to stimulate healthy ovaries to produce eggs. Your doctor will prescribe Follistim to be used either with artificial insemination or with Assisted Reproductive Technologies. You will be monitored with vaginal ultrasounds during your course of medication for the purpose of determining how many follicles are growing and how they’re maturing. Read More
Ganirelix Acetate Injection
Ganirelix is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. It is used to suppress premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges in women during assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. Ganirelix prevents eggs from being released prematurely while undergoing controlled ovarian hyper stimulation.
Gonal-F RFF Redi-ject Pen
The Gonal–f® RFF Pen is for women seeking pregnancy and is used to help ovaries make more eggs. It is used in Ovulation Induction (OI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF), to supplement a woman’s naturally occurring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Read More
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) / Novarel / Pregnyl
These medications are injectable and are used to trigger ovulation. They would be prescribed by your doctor once it is determined that the follicles/eggs are mature and ready for ovulation. These medications will come with precise instructions on when to take them and are used in conjunction with artificial insemination or with ART.
Leuprolide Acetate 2 Week Kit Injection
Leuprolide acetate is given via injections and inhibits the secretion of gonadotropins when given continuously and in therapeutic doses. This medication is used to achieve ovarian suppression. Once the ovaries are suppressed, your physician will prescribe an FSH in order to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles. Leuprolide acetate is used when going through ART.
Menopur (Purified Menotropins Injection)
Menopur is a purified preparation of human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG). Menopur is a preparation of naturally derived gonadotropins that has undergone an exacting purification process. It contains an equal amount of 75 IU follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and 75 IU luteinizing hormone (LH). This medication stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs. Read More
Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe (Choriogonadotropin Alfa Injection)
Ovidrel is a recombinant version of human chorionic gonadotropins (HCG). It triggers the actual release of mature eggs from a woman’s ovaries following treatment with FSH.
Progesterone is indicated to help support the lining of the uterus. The capsules/suppositories are professionally compounded in various strengths. The capsules may be used either orally or vaginally, while the suppositories are only to be used vaginally.
Progesterone in oil injection
Progesterone injection is used for progesterone supplementation or replacement as part of an assisted reproductive technology therapy. Progesterone or progesterone-like drugs have been used to prevent miscarriage in the first few months of pregnancy. It is available in sesame, ethyl oleate, and olive oil. Read More
Prometrium capsules contain the female hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is indicated to help support the lining of the uterus. The capsule may be used vaginally or orally as preferred by your doctor.
Follow these links below to find a nearby Reproductive Endocrinologist
Finding a Provider
- ASRM (American Society For Reproductive Medicine)
- Society for Recipient Reproductive Technology (SART): SART is an organization that is representative of the majority of IVF clinics across the nation. Patients can locate fertility centers nationwide as well as view
Savings and Discounts
Current Active Programs Available
ReUnite Reassurance is a currently active program that will replace Follistim, Ganirelix, and Pregnyl at no additional cost should you test positive for COVID-19 and/or require quarantine mid-cycle (resulting in a canceled or delayed IVF cycle). To review the requirements and apply online, please visit: reuniterx.com/coronavirus/
ReUnite Assist can provide you additional savings up to 75% off the cost of Follistim, Ganirelix, and Pregnyl for uninsured, cash-pay patients. Please review requirements and apply online at: reuniterx.com/discount-programs/
Contact ReUnite directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions. ReUnite will render a decision within 24-48 hours.
Military (active or veteran) members and spouses. Provide a valid military id or DD Form 214 to automatically receive a minimum discount of 25% off Follistim, Ganirelix, and Pregnyl.
Webster Pharmacy participates with Capex MD and the Lending Club to offer an affordable way to finance fertility medications and treatments. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Capex MD at 888.497.8414 or visit lendingclub.com for more information.