There are many forms of fertility treatment options which range from fertility drugs, artificial insemination, IVF and reproductive surgery. For women who have a low egg productive rate or who have partners with a low sperm count, fertility drugs are a convenient and cost-effective option. A known favorite being Cetrotide which has proven effective in helping women to conceive.
Cetrotide helps control ovulation
A common cause of infertility in women, is a lack of proper follicle development along the pituitary gland. Cetrotide contains cetrorelix which is available as a power and active solvent. Cetrotide can control ovulation by preventing a hormonal surge and by ensure that the best eggs are released when they are fully mature.
Cetrotide is taken by injection
Fertility drugs can be pills or injections. Cetrotide is a drug that is injected directly in to the lower abdomen. The first injection must be done by, and under the supervision of, a medical doctor in order to quickly treat any adverse side-effects that may arise.
Common side effects for Cetrotide include
- swelling and itching in the area surrounding the injection location
Some less common side effects can be
- allergic reactions (for example, breathing difficulties, rash and hives)
Side effects, especially more adverse side effects, should be looked at by a medical professional.
Depending on the dosage, your IVF doctor may prescribe 0.25 mg of Cetrotide to be taken every 24 hours, after a few days in to your ovulation period. A stronger dose, perhaps 3 mg of Cetrotide, may be prescribed by your doctor, to be administered once, after a few days in to your ovulation period. Seek medical advice if you are unsure as to the dosage and frequency that the drugs have been prescribed under.
Who can take Cetrotide?
Cetrotide should be taken under the instruction and guidance of a qualified medical professional. However, it may also be useful to note that certain classes of people should stay away from Cetrotide as they may develop adverse reactions to them. Some of these include: nursing or pregnant women, women who have finished their menopause or individuals who suffer from liver or kidney disease.
Cetrotide should be stored at temperatures between 2 degrees and 25 degrees. It should be stored in a cool dry place and should not be frozen, or come in contact with excess heat, moisture or light. It goes without saying, that this medication should be kept out of the reach of children. When you wish to dispose of the medication, specialist procedures should be given by your pharmacist to ensure safe disposal.
Cetrotide is considered one of the least expensive IVF drug treatment. The drug, at a 0.25 mg dosage, can be bought at places such as, the Fertility Drugs Online store, for approximately $148.65. Although it has been considered relatively cheap, in recent years’ new development within the IVF sphere has bought with it more cost-efficient alternatives.