MEDICATIONS GUIDE

Medications

You should discuss all medications that you are taking with your Barbados Fertility Center physician. It is also important to contact the physician who originally prescribed your mediations to let them know that you are attempting to get pregnant. You should avoid taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs around the time of ovulation since these medications can interfere with ovulation and implantation. Paracetamol is a safe alternative. Taking herbal remedies should be discussed with your fertility specialist first, since their effect on fertility and pregnancy is unknown.

Here are a description of medications used at Barbados Fertility Center:

  • Birth Control Pill (Monophasic)
  • Buserelin/Lupron
  • Merional/Menopur
  • Bravelle/Fostimon
  • hCG/Ovidrel
  • Bromocriptine
  • Doxycycline
  • Prontogest Suppositories
  • Estradiol Valerate (Progynova)
  • Aspirin
  • Prednisolone
  • Clexane
  • IVIG/Intralipid/Humira
Birth Control Pill (Monophasic)

This is to regulate your cycle and is started on the first day of your period, or when directed.

Buserelin/Lupron

This is the phase of suppression and facilitates ‘Down-regulation’. It is taken as a sub-cutaneous injection, when directed by your Nurse or Doctor.

Merional/Menopur

This is a daily subcutaneous injection used to stimulate the female ovaries to produce multiple follicles during one cycle. This starts under the direction of a Barbados Fertility Center nurse or doctor.

Bravelle/Fostimon

This is a daily subcutaneous injection used in conjunction in many cases with the Menopur/Merional to stimulate the female ovaries to produce multiple follicles during one cycle. This starts under the direction of a Barbados Fertility Center nurse or doctor.

hCG/Ovidrel

This is an injection taken one time only after your Doctor determines that your follicles are mature. It facilitates the maturation of eggs and is given prior to Egg Retrieval.

Bromocriptine

This is a medication given to keep the Prolactin hormone within normal limits and will be used for raised prolactin levels as this can interfere with implantation.

Doxycycline

These are antibiotic pills taken twice a day for 5 days. They reduce the possibility of infections occurring after the retrieval and also limit the risk of bacteria being introduced at Embryo Transfer.

Prontogest Suppositories
These are progesterone vaginal suppositories. They are taken until pregnancy test and through to 12 weeks gestation. This medication is designed to help support the pregnancy.
Estradiol Valerate (Progynova)

These tablets are started when directed. This medication is designed to help support the pregnancy.

Aspirin
This is a low strength Adult Aspirin 81 mg tablet.
Prednisolone

The embryo may be vulnerable to attack by the immune system. This pill may selectively suppress a women’s immune system to avoid rejection, while the embryo is implanting into the uterus. This medication will begin as directed depending on your individual results.

Clexane

This is a subcutaneous injection taken once daily, every 24 hours. This is also given as part of our immunology treatment program.

IVIG/Intralipid/Humira

These meds make up part of our advanced Immunology treatment program and will be given as required and when directed,depending on individual medical history and results. This is one of the treatment advances that makes our clinic one of the BEST.

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