Follistim®

4.3
Follitropin Beta Injectable
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Reviews (34)

    MOST HELPFUL
    December 15, 2016

    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

    March 31, 2017

    Very effective

    Me

    March 31, 2017

    I has very limited side effects and it worked as I conceived on my first cycle.

    Ja

    March 31, 2017

    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.

    Ka

    March 31, 2017

    Very effective

    ju

    March 31, 2017

    Injection so had to learn how to do with minimal pain. Seemed effective.

    Ma

    March 31, 2017

    Very few side effects compared to my experience with clomid.

    Ka

    March 31, 2017

    Helped to mature my eggs/low side effects (just mood-very emotional)

    March 31, 2017

    It was effective because it work and I produced enough mature eggs. I didn't have any major side effects.

    Sa

    March 31, 2017

    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.

    Ch

    March 31, 2017

    Very effective. Wish I was given this sooner instead of wasting 6 months on clomid which thins out my linning.

    Jo

    March 31, 2017

    The medication was highly effective. The injection was the least painful.

    March 31, 2017

    Bloated

    Am

    March 31, 2017

    It got the job done

    March 31, 2017

    Aided in producing follicles; worked well

    Ka

    March 31, 2017

    I have no negative effects. positive = I got pregnant!!

    March 29, 2017

    Effective

    March 29, 2017

    At first it was trial and error, but once we got the dosage right it was a success.

    Je

    March 29, 2017

    Work for us for our ivf frozen cycle.

    Je

    March 29, 2017

    Very effective and easy to use

    Ba

    March 29, 2017

    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.

    SK

    March 29, 2017

    It worked for first time ivf. I did not have any side effects.

    Mi

    March 29, 2017

    Fine - responded ok

    March 27, 2017

    I'm still in the process of completing them.

    Ca

    March 27, 2017

    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.

    Br

    March 27, 2017

    I was on a low dose, so I produced fewer follicles than most. It did the job, however.

    Ma

    March 27, 2017

    I say they are pretty effective

    March 27, 2017

    It helped produce follicles.

    March 27, 2017

    It worked but because my ovaries were shutting down then my ovaries didnt respond as well as expected

    A

    March 27, 2017

    As effective as any other

    March 27, 2017

    Good. When I went for testing, my #s and results always came back how they were supposed to.

    December 06, 2016

    I found the pen very easy to use. I was able to retrieve 25 eggs for my IVF using 150 dose with menopur.

    An

    November 24, 2016

    Not great results for me.

    Ma

    November 24, 2016

    My first try with Follistim pen worked and I'm 10 weeks and 2 days pregnant.

Important Information
The active substance in Puregon, follitropin beta, is a copy of the natural hormone follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). In the body, FSH regulates the reproductive function: in women, it stimulates the production of eggs, and in men, it stimulates the production of sperm by the testicles.
Typical use
IVF
Common Side Effect
abdominal pain or bloating. redness, pain, or swelling at injection site (continued) signs of a blood clot in blood vessels, such as sudden vision change or dizziness, chest pain, pain and swelling in one leg muscle. vaginal bleeding.

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