Very effective- I had 26 follicles during retrieval. It comes in a pen-form like insulin and very easy to administer. Because it is stimulating the ovaries to produce, it does become physically uncomfortable the last few days before retrieval. It was one of the most expensive medications though.
Definitely worked. Was in this 2x a day for 10 days. I ended up with 30 eggs that were retrieved for ivf!
I has very limited side effects and it worked as I conceived on my first cycle.
Injection so had to learn how to do with minimal pain. Seemed effective.
Very few side effects compared to my experience with clomid.
Helped to mature my eggs/low side effects (just mood-very emotional)
It was effective because it work and I produced enough mature eggs. I didn't have any major side effects.
I didn't experience major side effects with this medication, other than stronger mood swings. It was generally easy to inject once you got the hang of using the injection pen and remembering dosage. I can't really say how effective it was.
Very effective. Wish I was given this sooner instead of wasting 6 months on clomid which thins out my linning.
The medication was highly effective. The injection was the least painful.
It got the job done
Aided in producing follicles; worked well
I have no negative effects. positive = I got pregnant!!
At first it was trial and error, but once we got the dosage right it was a success.
Work for us for our ivf frozen cycle.
Very effective and easy to use
The injection doesn't hurt and the pen is easy to use. The medication needed to be adjusted but did what it needed to do.
It worked for first time ivf. I did not have any side effects.
Fine - responded ok
I'm still in the process of completing them.
It was great. I bruised with it every injection but the small needles were a lot better than some of the other needles I had to use with the other meds.
I was on a low dose, so I produced fewer follicles than most. It did the job, however.
I say they are pretty effective
It helped produce follicles.
It worked but because my ovaries were shutting down then my ovaries didnt respond as well as expected
As effective as any other
Good. When I went for testing, my #s and results always came back how they were supposed to.
This stuff costs $1000 per tube, and we'll your going to need a lot of tubes this cost was half of what we paid for the whole process! I guess if it's doing the job then god bless this medicine but it's expensive stays in your fridge and does not burn or hurt like some of the other shots you have to take
I found the pen very easy to use. I was able to retrieve 25 eggs for my IVF using 150 dose with menopur.
Not great results for me.
My first try with Follistim pen worked and I'm 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant.
A specialty pharmacy can distribute prescription medications that are either high cost, high complexity, or require more instruction to administer. Most medications for fertility procedures must be purchased from a specialty pharmacy.
Mandell's Clinical Pharmacy
Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Glen Rock Medical Pharmacy
Elwyn Specialty Care
Village Fertility Pharmacy
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Rox San Pharmacy
Freedom Fertility Pharmacy
MDR Pharmaceutical Care