Gonal-F®

4.4
Follitropin Alfa Injectable
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Reviews (41)

    MOST HELPFUL
    December 01, 2016

    My mom used this and on her second cycle on it, she conceived me (1986). It was known as "Pergonal" back in the day, but since the 80s it's been reformulated. She said Clomid didn't do anything and she wonders why it's still prescribed.

    El

    March 29, 2017

    My first full treatment cycle we paired Letrazole with Gonal, and neither did anything for me at all. I only had one mature follicle (which I was basically doing on my own, only later in the cycle). However, we believe the trigger shot they gave me forced ovulation which wasn't happening for me before, and I was able to get pregnant on this cycle because of the trigger shot. The Letrazole was much milder than Clomid, and I barely had side effects. I had no side effects from Gonal other than some bloating, and the injection did not hurt at all.

    Ka

    March 29, 2017

    Did what it was supposed to.

    Se

    March 29, 2017

    Good. Did it's job in making my body develop multiple follicles for egg retrieval for IVF

    Ca

    March 29, 2017

    Effective.

    March 29, 2017

    No side effects

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective, I never expierenced any side effects.

    March 29, 2017

    Very easy to measure and use. The negative is that it has to be injected into your subcutaneous tissue in your stomach.

    Li

    March 29, 2017

    Effective. Ivf cycle worked on 1st try.

    El

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective, my body over stimulated and Dr. Summers lowered the dose. No negative comments about this medication.

    Sa

    March 29, 2017

    I used this during my first (and only) IVF cycle and I now how twin boys

    Au

    March 29, 2017

    very effective

    Am

    March 29, 2017

    It worked for me for IVF for grow a decent amount of follicles for retrieval.

    Sa

    March 29, 2017

    We are pregnant with twins, it was effective.

    Ma

    March 29, 2017

    Very

    He

    March 27, 2017

    One cycle resulting in a pregnancy

    Cr

    March 27, 2017

    Crampy, but made beautiful eggs in the end

    Em

    March 27, 2017

    So far so good!

    Sa

    March 27, 2017

    Gonal-f was very effective in ovarian stimulation

    No

    March 27, 2017

    It was effective, no negatives

    So

    March 27, 2017

    Had strong hormonal effects

    As

    March 27, 2017

    It has been really effective in getting multiple follicles to grow for me.

    Mi

    March 27, 2017

    It was a little overeffective as I developed OHSS after the retrieval

    Je

    March 27, 2017

    I did not have any negative effects on any of my medication. I did however almost become over stimulated and have to lower my dose, which my doctor did.

    March 27, 2017

    The drug was effect. It made me extremely tired and groggy when I took it.

    Mi

    March 27, 2017

    well tolerated and efficacious

    B

    March 27, 2017

    It has been effective. I've felt no side effects.

    March 27, 2017

    Got me pregnant both times I used it!

    Ca

    March 27, 2017

    Got me pregnant both times I used it!

    An

    March 27, 2017

    Did the trick but unsure if it compromises egg quality

    Ki

    March 27, 2017

    Unclear - we start our fresh cycle next week so haven't taken it yet.

    Ki

    March 27, 2017

    They dis their job

    March 27, 2017

    It worked-very expensive

    Da

    March 27, 2017

    It was used to stimulate my ovaries, but I was not a great responder to it.

    March 27, 2017

    It comes in a very easy to use dosing pen and I didn't really notice any side effects personally.

    March 27, 2017

    very

    Ki

    March 27, 2017

    It worked for me. Besides the obvious bloating and soreness from my ovaries being so enlarged (which you will probably get with any medication like this), I didn't have any side effects.

    An

    November 24, 2016

    It worked great for me

    Me

    November 24, 2016

    Okay. So definitely emotional. And my ovaries felt HUGE! But it felt like it was working, so no complaints.

    Jo

    November 24, 2016

    I got BFP using Gonal-F injections, HCG trigger, and IUI. It really works!!

    Ef

    November 24, 2016

    Tried Clomid with no luck but this worked for me. 11 wks and 3 days after first round.

Important Information
The FSH provides the critical stimulation to the follicles containing the eggs that are developing during the stimulation phase of the cycle.
Typical use
IVF
Common Side Effect
headache, nausea, vomiting, mild stomach/abdominal pain, pelvic pain or tenderness, bloating, injection site reactions (redness, pain, bruising, irritation), breast swelling/tenderness/pain, numbness or tingly feeling, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, acne, or skin rash.

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