Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020378/001.

Names and composition

"GONAL-F" is the commercial name of a drug composed of FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020378/001 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 75 IU per VIAL
020378/002 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per VIAL
020378/003 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 37.5 IU per VIAL
020378/004 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 1,050 IU per VIAL
020378/005 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 450 IU per VIAL
021765/001 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 37.5 IU per VIAL
021765/003 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per VIAL

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020378/001 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 75 IU per VIAL
020378/002 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per VIAL
020378/003 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 37.5 IU per VIAL
020378/004 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 1,050 IU per VIAL
020378/005 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 450 IU per VIAL
020582/001 FOLLISTIM FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS 75 IU per VIAL
020582/002 FOLLISTIM FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per VIAL
021211/001 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 300 IU per 0.36ML
021211/002 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 600 IU per 0.72ML
021211/003 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per 0.18ML
021211/004 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 900 IU per 1.08ML
021273/001 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 75 IU per 0.5ML
021273/002 FOLLISTIM AQ FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per 0.5ML
021684/001 GONAL-F RFF REDI-JECT FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 300 IU per 0.5ML
021684/002 GONAL-F RFF REDI-JECT FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 450 IU per 0.75ML
021684/003 GONAL-F RFF REDI-JECT FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 900 IU per 1.5ML
021765/001 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 37.5 IU per VIAL
021765/002 GONAL-F RFF FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 75 IU per VIAL
021765/003 GONAL-F FOLLITROPIN ALFA/BETA INJECTABLE/SUBCUTANEOUS 150 IU per VIAL

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Please share your experiences with Gonal F........?
Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back.Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage.Question 4- what dosage... Asked by Thomas Alverest 1 year ago.

Hi, I've done 3 months of clomid. In a few days, I will start gonal F (followed by IUI). I was hoping to hear some people's experiences with it, especially for people who have unexplained infertility (already ovulating). 1. How long did you take other fertility meds (ie clomid) before moving on to injectibles. 2. Did you get pregnant using injectibles- after how many cycles? 3. What was your reason for infertility/ if any? I am not prying, just trying to gauge which people are in the same boat as I am ;-) I'm a little nervous, so I would really like to hear the good and bad (but preferably good) from people. Thank you! Answered by Maribel Krebel 1 year ago.

Hi Tina! Thank you for your detailed response. I am really nervous that I will have to go the IVF route as well. However, I do seem to exhibit signs of low progesterone, so I'm really hoping that's what it is. Next month, I'll be using the ovidrel trigger shot (though I always seem to start surging before using it), Gonal F, IUI (though not back to back, which makes me nervous), and progesterone suppositories. It seems like a lot of fuss to do what others seem to accomplish so easily! Answered by Johnathan Sofka 1 year ago.

Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back. Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage. Question 4- what dosage on gonal f were you on? 5. How long were on you it before you took the trigger shot or ovulated? 6. How often did you have to have ultrasounds to be monitored (damn those $50 copays!!) Answered by Su Pottorff 1 year ago.

I loved Gonal F! For me, I did not have the crazy side effects (mood swings, headaches, hotflashes) like I did when on Clomid. I felt really peaceful and comfortable - normal - when on Gonal F. The injections were no fun, but did not hurt all that bad. I had occasional burning and redness at the injection site but it would go away within minutes. Here are the answers to your questions: 1) We did Clomid for 4 cycles - 1 with just Clomid and 3 with Clomid, Ovidrel HCG shot to trigger ovulation and back-to-back IUIs. When on Clomid, I never had more than one mature follicle. 2) We tried Gonal F, Ovidrel and back-to-back IUIs for 3 cycles. Although I reacted well, we did not become pregnant. After that, we moved onto IVF. We used the Gonal F for my IVF cycle as I had reacted well to it and added other meds like Lupron and Repronex. 3) Our official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. I ovulate fine normally, tubes were fine, all blood work came back normal and DH had normal semen analysis results. It was a long road - lots of testing, many unsuccessful cycles . . . but in the end, it was worth it. My twins (boy/girl) turn 7 months old TODAY. Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you! ETA - Just take it step by step. With unexplained infertility, our RE was surprised that the previous IUI cycles never worked for us. As to the back-to-back cycles, our insurance covers it so . . . why not? But, if your partner has good counts, just have a bit of fun after your IUI - it is not going to hurt to try a bit of the old fashioned way, just don't do it immediately before your IUI. We also used the progesterone suppositories, those did have some side effects - they are MESSY, be sure to wear a pantyshield / liner and don't worry about the leaking, it is normal. I also experienced some cramping, bloating and discomfort while on them - this is considered a normal side effect given that the excess progesterone can slow digestion. Best wishes & good luck! ETA: I used the 900iu dosage pens and would use between 2 - 3 pens per cycle if I recall correctly. My dosage fluctuated throughout the cycle. I had btw 3 - 5 ultrasounds and blood tests per cycle (more for the first few cycles and less as they became more accustomed to how I would react to the meds). My doctor was constantly adjusting my dosage as we went along based on follicle growth and hormone levels from the monitoring. It is one of the benefits of injectibles vs. Clomid. Clomid is a pill and you simply take it day by day, while the Gonal F pen allows you to dial up or dial down your dosage based on how you are responding. My normal unmedicated cycle was 31 days long, when going through my fertility treatments, I used to have my IUI's scheduled somewhere btw CD 15 - 18 depending on how things were going. Yes, those co-pays do add up . . . 6 IUI cycles, had to pay my co-pay for every doctor visit and procedure along with the highest co-pays for my prescription meds . . . but it is nothing compared to paying completely out of pocket. Just keep reminding yourself of that . . . it got me through the "empty wallet" days! Answered by Kent Helbig 1 year ago.

I didn't have any crazy side effects from Gonal F like I did from Clomid. I did get some bloating and ovarian cramping but nothing major. We were diagnosed with unexplained as well. 1). I tried 3 Clomid cycles and 3 Gonal F cycles spread out over a year and a half. 2). I didn't get pregnant. 3.) We are unexplained. Absolutely no issues with my husband. I have had some borderline bloodtests but nothing major and I have also had some cycles with a short LP. But our RE said from our tests alone he would consider us fertile other than the fact we have been ttc for 32 months now. With the trigger shot, I did have more cramping than a normal ovulation, non medicated cycle. Best wishes! Answered by Kourtney Demateo 1 year ago.

Hi! I've copied and pasted what I wrote to a similar question a while back. I don't know about fluid in uterus, etc., but best of luck and lots of baby dust to you! I did one cycle of IVF in December last year. You have to do a load of medical tests before you get started, like a smear test, mammogram, blood tests, hormone tests, etc etc, but nothing painful. If you get the go-ahead to start (based on your hormone levels on day 2 of your period) then you start hormone treatment to stimulate egg production and release. I had to do an injection every evening for 11 days which made my ovaries produce a total of 17 ripe eggs. after a few days I had to add a second injection per day, which was to stop ovulation and keep the ripening eggs safe and sound in my ovaries. At the same time,. every 2 days I had to have scans and blood tests to see how my body was responding to the treatment. when the egg follicles were the right size I had to do a third injection which stimulates egg release, and exactly 36 hours after this injection I went to the clinic where they gave me a general anaesthetic and removed the 17 eggs using a needle through the vagina wall. None of these treatments was painful. The hormone stimulation made me a bit bloated but I just took things easy and otherwise it was business as usual. The egg retrieval left me a bit crampy, as if I were having period pains, but was nothing terrible. The anaesthetic is only for about 20 minutes so it's nothing too major. Again, I just took it easy for a few days. After 3 days we were back at the clinic to have the best 2 fertilized eggs transferred, which is like having a smear test done. No pain at all. After that we just kept our fingers crossed for a positive result. we were super-lucky as we now have 2 gorgeous baby boys who were born a bit premature but are totally healthy and well. Best of luck to you. Answered by Tawanda Sul 1 year ago.


Anyone had success with Gonal-f to become pregnant?
I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become... Asked by Tomas Woodbeck 1 year ago.

I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become pregnant. I have PCOS (not insulin resistant) and this is my first cycle with this regimen, so stuff experienced is new to me. Thank you ladies!!! :) Answered by Renay Marcucci 1 year ago.

I have used Gonal F for 3 cycles and haven't conceived yet. I don't feel that the cycles were failures as Gonal F did do it job in helping me produce mature follicles and ovulate. I used Gonal F in April, June and October in 2008. As you know we are on a little break while trying to prepare for IVF. That is our next step and our doctor will have me use Gonal F during those cycles as well. However, I am doing acupuncture for the first cycle ever and am having great results so far with it. I am 6 dpo so I am right there with you in the waiting and wondering part. I think your cramps may be do to the trigger shot. I had lots of odd cramping with the Ovidrel. I guess we both have to wait and see. Please keep us updated!!!!!! Answered by Johnathon Kozubal 1 year ago.


Does anyone Need Gonal F ?
Asked by Silas Cameron 1 year ago.

I took Gonal-F back in the spring. I'm not exactly sure where you're going with your question. Do you have Gonal-F to donate? I'd recommend talking to your fertility clinic. They will take donated meds and give them to women who can't afford to buy them. Answered by Odelia Trischitta 1 year ago.


Please share your experiences with Gonal F........?
Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back.Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage.Question 4- what dosage... Asked by Clyde Nissila 1 year ago.

Hi, I've done 3 months of clomid. In a few days, I will start gonal F (followed by IUI). I was hoping to hear some people's experiences with it, especially for people who have unexplained infertility (already ovulating). 1. How long did you take other fertility meds (ie clomid) before moving on to injectibles. 2. Did you get pregnant using injectibles- after how many cycles? 3. What was your reason for infertility/ if any? I am not prying, just trying to gauge which people are in the same boat as I am ;-) I'm a little nervous, so I would really like to hear the good and bad (but preferably good) from people. Thank you! Answered by Enid Mothershead 1 year ago.

Hi Tina! Thank you for your detailed response. I am really nervous that I will have to go the IVF route as well. However, I do seem to exhibit signs of low progesterone, so I'm really hoping that's what it is. Next month, I'll be using the ovidrel trigger shot (though I always seem to start surging before using it), Gonal F, IUI (though not back to back, which makes me nervous), and progesterone suppositories. It seems like a lot of fuss to do what others seem to accomplish so easily! Answered by Arletta Mccluney 1 year ago.

Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back. Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage. Question 4- what dosage on gonal f were you on? 5. How long were on you it before you took the trigger shot or ovulated? 6. How often did you have to have ultrasounds to be monitored (damn those $50 copays!!) Answered by Ghislaine Causley 1 year ago.

I loved Gonal F! For me, I did not have the crazy side effects (mood swings, headaches, hotflashes) like I did when on Clomid. I felt really peaceful and comfortable - normal - when on Gonal F. The injections were no fun, but did not hurt all that bad. I had occasional burning and redness at the injection site but it would go away within minutes. Here are the answers to your questions: 1) We did Clomid for 4 cycles - 1 with just Clomid and 3 with Clomid, Ovidrel HCG shot to trigger ovulation and back-to-back IUIs. When on Clomid, I never had more than one mature follicle. 2) We tried Gonal F, Ovidrel and back-to-back IUIs for 3 cycles. Although I reacted well, we did not become pregnant. After that, we moved onto IVF. We used the Gonal F for my IVF cycle as I had reacted well to it and added other meds like Lupron and Repronex. 3) Our official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. I ovulate fine normally, tubes were fine, all blood work came back normal and DH had normal semen analysis results. It was a long road - lots of testing, many unsuccessful cycles . . . but in the end, it was worth it. My twins (boy/girl) turn 7 months old TODAY. Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you! ETA - Just take it step by step. With unexplained infertility, our RE was surprised that the previous IUI cycles never worked for us. As to the back-to-back cycles, our insurance covers it so . . . why not? But, if your partner has good counts, just have a bit of fun after your IUI - it is not going to hurt to try a bit of the old fashioned way, just don't do it immediately before your IUI. We also used the progesterone suppositories, those did have some side effects - they are MESSY, be sure to wear a pantyshield / liner and don't worry about the leaking, it is normal. I also experienced some cramping, bloating and discomfort while on them - this is considered a normal side effect given that the excess progesterone can slow digestion. Best wishes & good luck! ETA: I used the 900iu dosage pens and would use between 2 - 3 pens per cycle if I recall correctly. My dosage fluctuated throughout the cycle. I had btw 3 - 5 ultrasounds and blood tests per cycle (more for the first few cycles and less as they became more accustomed to how I would react to the meds). My doctor was constantly adjusting my dosage as we went along based on follicle growth and hormone levels from the monitoring. It is one of the benefits of injectibles vs. Clomid. Clomid is a pill and you simply take it day by day, while the Gonal F pen allows you to dial up or dial down your dosage based on how you are responding. My normal unmedicated cycle was 31 days long, when going through my fertility treatments, I used to have my IUI's scheduled somewhere btw CD 15 - 18 depending on how things were going. Yes, those co-pays do add up . . . 6 IUI cycles, had to pay my co-pay for every doctor visit and procedure along with the highest co-pays for my prescription meds . . . but it is nothing compared to paying completely out of pocket. Just keep reminding yourself of that . . . it got me through the "empty wallet" days! Answered by Ginger Deschepper 1 year ago.

I didn't have any crazy side effects from Gonal F like I did from Clomid. I did get some bloating and ovarian cramping but nothing major. We were diagnosed with unexplained as well. 1). I tried 3 Clomid cycles and 3 Gonal F cycles spread out over a year and a half. 2). I didn't get pregnant. 3.) We are unexplained. Absolutely no issues with my husband. I have had some borderline bloodtests but nothing major and I have also had some cycles with a short LP. But our RE said from our tests alone he would consider us fertile other than the fact we have been ttc for 32 months now. With the trigger shot, I did have more cramping than a normal ovulation, non medicated cycle. Best wishes! Answered by Willie Lenzi 1 year ago.

Hi! I've copied and pasted what I wrote to a similar question a while back. I don't know about fluid in uterus, etc., but best of luck and lots of baby dust to you! I did one cycle of IVF in December last year. You have to do a load of medical tests before you get started, like a smear test, mammogram, blood tests, hormone tests, etc etc, but nothing painful. If you get the go-ahead to start (based on your hormone levels on day 2 of your period) then you start hormone treatment to stimulate egg production and release. I had to do an injection every evening for 11 days which made my ovaries produce a total of 17 ripe eggs. after a few days I had to add a second injection per day, which was to stop ovulation and keep the ripening eggs safe and sound in my ovaries. At the same time,. every 2 days I had to have scans and blood tests to see how my body was responding to the treatment. when the egg follicles were the right size I had to do a third injection which stimulates egg release, and exactly 36 hours after this injection I went to the clinic where they gave me a general anaesthetic and removed the 17 eggs using a needle through the vagina wall. None of these treatments was painful. The hormone stimulation made me a bit bloated but I just took things easy and otherwise it was business as usual. The egg retrieval left me a bit crampy, as if I were having period pains, but was nothing terrible. The anaesthetic is only for about 20 minutes so it's nothing too major. Again, I just took it easy for a few days. After 3 days we were back at the clinic to have the best 2 fertilized eggs transferred, which is like having a smear test done. No pain at all. After that we just kept our fingers crossed for a positive result. we were super-lucky as we now have 2 gorgeous baby boys who were born a bit premature but are totally healthy and well. Best of luck to you. Answered by Lahoma Odneal 1 year ago.


Anyone had success with Gonal-f to become pregnant?
I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become... Asked by Dianne Pagoda 1 year ago.

I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become pregnant. I have PCOS (not insulin resistant) and this is my first cycle with this regimen, so stuff experienced is new to me. Thank you ladies!!! :) Answered by Addie Haeuser 1 year ago.

I have used Gonal F for 3 cycles and haven't conceived yet. I don't feel that the cycles were failures as Gonal F did do it job in helping me produce mature follicles and ovulate. I used Gonal F in April, June and October in 2008. As you know we are on a little break while trying to prepare for IVF. That is our next step and our doctor will have me use Gonal F during those cycles as well. However, I am doing acupuncture for the first cycle ever and am having great results so far with it. I am 6 dpo so I am right there with you in the waiting and wondering part. I think your cramps may be do to the trigger shot. I had lots of odd cramping with the Ovidrel. I guess we both have to wait and see. Please keep us updated!!!!!! Answered by Romeo Lybrand 1 year ago.


Does anyone Need Gonal F ?
Asked by Nelda Sienkiewicz 1 year ago.

I took Gonal-F back in the spring. I'm not exactly sure where you're going with your question. Do you have Gonal-F to donate? I'd recommend talking to your fertility clinic. They will take donated meds and give them to women who can't afford to buy them. Answered by Yer Mithani 1 year ago.


Please share your experiences with Gonal F........?
Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back.Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage.Question 4- what dosage... Asked by Myung Nwagbara 1 year ago.

Hi, I've done 3 months of clomid. In a few days, I will start gonal F (followed by IUI). I was hoping to hear some people's experiences with it, especially for people who have unexplained infertility (already ovulating). 1. How long did you take other fertility meds (ie clomid) before moving on to injectibles. 2. Did you get pregnant using injectibles- after how many cycles? 3. What was your reason for infertility/ if any? I am not prying, just trying to gauge which people are in the same boat as I am ;-) I'm a little nervous, so I would really like to hear the good and bad (but preferably good) from people. Thank you! Answered by Hollis Eltringham 1 year ago.

Hi Tina! Thank you for your detailed response. I am really nervous that I will have to go the IVF route as well. However, I do seem to exhibit signs of low progesterone, so I'm really hoping that's what it is. Next month, I'll be using the ovidrel trigger shot (though I always seem to start surging before using it), Gonal F, IUI (though not back to back, which makes me nervous), and progesterone suppositories. It seems like a lot of fuss to do what others seem to accomplish so easily! Answered by Bennie Seyer 1 year ago.

Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back. Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage. Question 4- what dosage on gonal f were you on? 5. How long were on you it before you took the trigger shot or ovulated? 6. How often did you have to have ultrasounds to be monitored (damn those $50 copays!!) Answered by Johnathan Demere 1 year ago.

I loved Gonal F! For me, I did not have the crazy side effects (mood swings, headaches, hotflashes) like I did when on Clomid. I felt really peaceful and comfortable - normal - when on Gonal F. The injections were no fun, but did not hurt all that bad. I had occasional burning and redness at the injection site but it would go away within minutes. Here are the answers to your questions: 1) We did Clomid for 4 cycles - 1 with just Clomid and 3 with Clomid, Ovidrel HCG shot to trigger ovulation and back-to-back IUIs. When on Clomid, I never had more than one mature follicle. 2) We tried Gonal F, Ovidrel and back-to-back IUIs for 3 cycles. Although I reacted well, we did not become pregnant. After that, we moved onto IVF. We used the Gonal F for my IVF cycle as I had reacted well to it and added other meds like Lupron and Repronex. 3) Our official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. I ovulate fine normally, tubes were fine, all blood work came back normal and DH had normal semen analysis results. It was a long road - lots of testing, many unsuccessful cycles . . . but in the end, it was worth it. My twins (boy/girl) turn 7 months old TODAY. Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you! ETA - Just take it step by step. With unexplained infertility, our RE was surprised that the previous IUI cycles never worked for us. As to the back-to-back cycles, our insurance covers it so . . . why not? But, if your partner has good counts, just have a bit of fun after your IUI - it is not going to hurt to try a bit of the old fashioned way, just don't do it immediately before your IUI. We also used the progesterone suppositories, those did have some side effects - they are MESSY, be sure to wear a pantyshield / liner and don't worry about the leaking, it is normal. I also experienced some cramping, bloating and discomfort while on them - this is considered a normal side effect given that the excess progesterone can slow digestion. Best wishes & good luck! ETA: I used the 900iu dosage pens and would use between 2 - 3 pens per cycle if I recall correctly. My dosage fluctuated throughout the cycle. I had btw 3 - 5 ultrasounds and blood tests per cycle (more for the first few cycles and less as they became more accustomed to how I would react to the meds). My doctor was constantly adjusting my dosage as we went along based on follicle growth and hormone levels from the monitoring. It is one of the benefits of injectibles vs. Clomid. Clomid is a pill and you simply take it day by day, while the Gonal F pen allows you to dial up or dial down your dosage based on how you are responding. My normal unmedicated cycle was 31 days long, when going through my fertility treatments, I used to have my IUI's scheduled somewhere btw CD 15 - 18 depending on how things were going. Yes, those co-pays do add up . . . 6 IUI cycles, had to pay my co-pay for every doctor visit and procedure along with the highest co-pays for my prescription meds . . . but it is nothing compared to paying completely out of pocket. Just keep reminding yourself of that . . . it got me through the "empty wallet" days! Answered by Jeniffer Costenive 1 year ago.

I didn't have any crazy side effects from Gonal F like I did from Clomid. I did get some bloating and ovarian cramping but nothing major. We were diagnosed with unexplained as well. 1). I tried 3 Clomid cycles and 3 Gonal F cycles spread out over a year and a half. 2). I didn't get pregnant. 3.) We are unexplained. Absolutely no issues with my husband. I have had some borderline bloodtests but nothing major and I have also had some cycles with a short LP. But our RE said from our tests alone he would consider us fertile other than the fact we have been ttc for 32 months now. With the trigger shot, I did have more cramping than a normal ovulation, non medicated cycle. Best wishes! Answered by Diedra Laubhan 1 year ago.

Hi! I've copied and pasted what I wrote to a similar question a while back. I don't know about fluid in uterus, etc., but best of luck and lots of baby dust to you! I did one cycle of IVF in December last year. You have to do a load of medical tests before you get started, like a smear test, mammogram, blood tests, hormone tests, etc etc, but nothing painful. If you get the go-ahead to start (based on your hormone levels on day 2 of your period) then you start hormone treatment to stimulate egg production and release. I had to do an injection every evening for 11 days which made my ovaries produce a total of 17 ripe eggs. after a few days I had to add a second injection per day, which was to stop ovulation and keep the ripening eggs safe and sound in my ovaries. At the same time,. every 2 days I had to have scans and blood tests to see how my body was responding to the treatment. when the egg follicles were the right size I had to do a third injection which stimulates egg release, and exactly 36 hours after this injection I went to the clinic where they gave me a general anaesthetic and removed the 17 eggs using a needle through the vagina wall. None of these treatments was painful. The hormone stimulation made me a bit bloated but I just took things easy and otherwise it was business as usual. The egg retrieval left me a bit crampy, as if I were having period pains, but was nothing terrible. The anaesthetic is only for about 20 minutes so it's nothing too major. Again, I just took it easy for a few days. After 3 days we were back at the clinic to have the best 2 fertilized eggs transferred, which is like having a smear test done. No pain at all. After that we just kept our fingers crossed for a positive result. we were super-lucky as we now have 2 gorgeous baby boys who were born a bit premature but are totally healthy and well. Best of luck to you. Answered by Lavone Faucett 1 year ago.


Anyone had success with Gonal-f to become pregnant?
I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become... Asked by Laurice Paga 1 year ago.

I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become pregnant. I have PCOS (not insulin resistant) and this is my first cycle with this regimen, so stuff experienced is new to me. Thank you ladies!!! :) Answered by Jason Vidra 1 year ago.

I have used Gonal F for 3 cycles and haven't conceived yet. I don't feel that the cycles were failures as Gonal F did do it job in helping me produce mature follicles and ovulate. I used Gonal F in April, June and October in 2008. As you know we are on a little break while trying to prepare for IVF. That is our next step and our doctor will have me use Gonal F during those cycles as well. However, I am doing acupuncture for the first cycle ever and am having great results so far with it. I am 6 dpo so I am right there with you in the waiting and wondering part. I think your cramps may be do to the trigger shot. I had lots of odd cramping with the Ovidrel. I guess we both have to wait and see. Please keep us updated!!!!!! Answered by Alida Nichole 1 year ago.


Does anyone Need Gonal F ?
Asked by Williemae Pearcey 1 year ago.

I took Gonal-F back in the spring. I'm not exactly sure where you're going with your question. Do you have Gonal-F to donate? I'd recommend talking to your fertility clinic. They will take donated meds and give them to women who can't afford to buy them. Answered by Sammie Wammack 1 year ago.


Please share your experiences with Gonal F........?
Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back.Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage.Question 4- what dosage... Asked by Roscoe Herdes 1 year ago.

Hi, I've done 3 months of clomid. In a few days, I will start gonal F (followed by IUI). I was hoping to hear some people's experiences with it, especially for people who have unexplained infertility (already ovulating). 1. How long did you take other fertility meds (ie clomid) before moving on to injectibles. 2. Did you get pregnant using injectibles- after how many cycles? 3. What was your reason for infertility/ if any? I am not prying, just trying to gauge which people are in the same boat as I am ;-) I'm a little nervous, so I would really like to hear the good and bad (but preferably good) from people. Thank you! Answered by Mazie Boeving 1 year ago.

Hi Tina! Thank you for your detailed response. I am really nervous that I will have to go the IVF route as well. However, I do seem to exhibit signs of low progesterone, so I'm really hoping that's what it is. Next month, I'll be using the ovidrel trigger shot (though I always seem to start surging before using it), Gonal F, IUI (though not back to back, which makes me nervous), and progesterone suppositories. It seems like a lot of fuss to do what others seem to accomplish so easily! Answered by Emilee Dino 1 year ago.

Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back. Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage. Question 4- what dosage on gonal f were you on? 5. How long were on you it before you took the trigger shot or ovulated? 6. How often did you have to have ultrasounds to be monitored (damn those $50 copays!!) Answered by Loreen Hilfiker 1 year ago.

I loved Gonal F! For me, I did not have the crazy side effects (mood swings, headaches, hotflashes) like I did when on Clomid. I felt really peaceful and comfortable - normal - when on Gonal F. The injections were no fun, but did not hurt all that bad. I had occasional burning and redness at the injection site but it would go away within minutes. Here are the answers to your questions: 1) We did Clomid for 4 cycles - 1 with just Clomid and 3 with Clomid, Ovidrel HCG shot to trigger ovulation and back-to-back IUIs. When on Clomid, I never had more than one mature follicle. 2) We tried Gonal F, Ovidrel and back-to-back IUIs for 3 cycles. Although I reacted well, we did not become pregnant. After that, we moved onto IVF. We used the Gonal F for my IVF cycle as I had reacted well to it and added other meds like Lupron and Repronex. 3) Our official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. I ovulate fine normally, tubes were fine, all blood work came back normal and DH had normal semen analysis results. It was a long road - lots of testing, many unsuccessful cycles . . . but in the end, it was worth it. My twins (boy/girl) turn 7 months old TODAY. Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you! ETA - Just take it step by step. With unexplained infertility, our RE was surprised that the previous IUI cycles never worked for us. As to the back-to-back cycles, our insurance covers it so . . . why not? But, if your partner has good counts, just have a bit of fun after your IUI - it is not going to hurt to try a bit of the old fashioned way, just don't do it immediately before your IUI. We also used the progesterone suppositories, those did have some side effects - they are MESSY, be sure to wear a pantyshield / liner and don't worry about the leaking, it is normal. I also experienced some cramping, bloating and discomfort while on them - this is considered a normal side effect given that the excess progesterone can slow digestion. Best wishes & good luck! ETA: I used the 900iu dosage pens and would use between 2 - 3 pens per cycle if I recall correctly. My dosage fluctuated throughout the cycle. I had btw 3 - 5 ultrasounds and blood tests per cycle (more for the first few cycles and less as they became more accustomed to how I would react to the meds). My doctor was constantly adjusting my dosage as we went along based on follicle growth and hormone levels from the monitoring. It is one of the benefits of injectibles vs. Clomid. Clomid is a pill and you simply take it day by day, while the Gonal F pen allows you to dial up or dial down your dosage based on how you are responding. My normal unmedicated cycle was 31 days long, when going through my fertility treatments, I used to have my IUI's scheduled somewhere btw CD 15 - 18 depending on how things were going. Yes, those co-pays do add up . . . 6 IUI cycles, had to pay my co-pay for every doctor visit and procedure along with the highest co-pays for my prescription meds . . . but it is nothing compared to paying completely out of pocket. Just keep reminding yourself of that . . . it got me through the "empty wallet" days! Answered by Sha Castellana 1 year ago.

I didn't have any crazy side effects from Gonal F like I did from Clomid. I did get some bloating and ovarian cramping but nothing major. We were diagnosed with unexplained as well. 1). I tried 3 Clomid cycles and 3 Gonal F cycles spread out over a year and a half. 2). I didn't get pregnant. 3.) We are unexplained. Absolutely no issues with my husband. I have had some borderline bloodtests but nothing major and I have also had some cycles with a short LP. But our RE said from our tests alone he would consider us fertile other than the fact we have been ttc for 32 months now. With the trigger shot, I did have more cramping than a normal ovulation, non medicated cycle. Best wishes! Answered by Racheal Erck 1 year ago.

Hi! I've copied and pasted what I wrote to a similar question a while back. I don't know about fluid in uterus, etc., but best of luck and lots of baby dust to you! I did one cycle of IVF in December last year. You have to do a load of medical tests before you get started, like a smear test, mammogram, blood tests, hormone tests, etc etc, but nothing painful. If you get the go-ahead to start (based on your hormone levels on day 2 of your period) then you start hormone treatment to stimulate egg production and release. I had to do an injection every evening for 11 days which made my ovaries produce a total of 17 ripe eggs. after a few days I had to add a second injection per day, which was to stop ovulation and keep the ripening eggs safe and sound in my ovaries. At the same time,. every 2 days I had to have scans and blood tests to see how my body was responding to the treatment. when the egg follicles were the right size I had to do a third injection which stimulates egg release, and exactly 36 hours after this injection I went to the clinic where they gave me a general anaesthetic and removed the 17 eggs using a needle through the vagina wall. None of these treatments was painful. The hormone stimulation made me a bit bloated but I just took things easy and otherwise it was business as usual. The egg retrieval left me a bit crampy, as if I were having period pains, but was nothing terrible. The anaesthetic is only for about 20 minutes so it's nothing too major. Again, I just took it easy for a few days. After 3 days we were back at the clinic to have the best 2 fertilized eggs transferred, which is like having a smear test done. No pain at all. After that we just kept our fingers crossed for a positive result. we were super-lucky as we now have 2 gorgeous baby boys who were born a bit premature but are totally healthy and well. Best of luck to you. Answered by Pauletta Vanheukelem 1 year ago.


Anyone had success with Gonal-f to become pregnant?
I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become... Asked by Shanel Courchine 1 year ago.

I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become pregnant. I have PCOS (not insulin resistant) and this is my first cycle with this regimen, so stuff experienced is new to me. Thank you ladies!!! :) Answered by Skye Marbach 1 year ago.

I have used Gonal F for 3 cycles and haven't conceived yet. I don't feel that the cycles were failures as Gonal F did do it job in helping me produce mature follicles and ovulate. I used Gonal F in April, June and October in 2008. As you know we are on a little break while trying to prepare for IVF. That is our next step and our doctor will have me use Gonal F during those cycles as well. However, I am doing acupuncture for the first cycle ever and am having great results so far with it. I am 6 dpo so I am right there with you in the waiting and wondering part. I think your cramps may be do to the trigger shot. I had lots of odd cramping with the Ovidrel. I guess we both have to wait and see. Please keep us updated!!!!!! Answered by Olive Hairr 1 year ago.


Does anyone Need Gonal F ?
Asked by Kirby Niro 1 year ago.

I took Gonal-F back in the spring. I'm not exactly sure where you're going with your question. Do you have Gonal-F to donate? I'd recommend talking to your fertility clinic. They will take donated meds and give them to women who can't afford to buy them. Answered by Phillip Wehrley 1 year ago.


Please share your experiences with Gonal F........?
Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back.Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage.Question 4- what dosage... Asked by Virgilio Scariano 1 year ago.

Hi, I've done 3 months of clomid. In a few days, I will start gonal F (followed by IUI). I was hoping to hear some people's experiences with it, especially for people who have unexplained infertility (already ovulating). 1. How long did you take other fertility meds (ie clomid) before moving on to injectibles. 2. Did you get pregnant using injectibles- after how many cycles? 3. What was your reason for infertility/ if any? I am not prying, just trying to gauge which people are in the same boat as I am ;-) I'm a little nervous, so I would really like to hear the good and bad (but preferably good) from people. Thank you! Answered by Leanora Jaruis 1 year ago.

Hi Tina! Thank you for your detailed response. I am really nervous that I will have to go the IVF route as well. However, I do seem to exhibit signs of low progesterone, so I'm really hoping that's what it is. Next month, I'll be using the ovidrel trigger shot (though I always seem to start surging before using it), Gonal F, IUI (though not back to back, which makes me nervous), and progesterone suppositories. It seems like a lot of fuss to do what others seem to accomplish so easily! Answered by Liza Hannafin 1 year ago.

Ok, so insurance will only cover a lifetime 6 cycles, so that would only be 3 months if I did back to back. Also, the doctor is ordering me 5 pens at 450 iu per pen- does that seem like a lot? I thought I would be on the minimal dosage because I respond well to the minimal clomid dosage. Question 4- what dosage on gonal f were you on? 5. How long were on you it before you took the trigger shot or ovulated? 6. How often did you have to have ultrasounds to be monitored (damn those $50 copays!!) Answered by Robert Pust 1 year ago.

I loved Gonal F! For me, I did not have the crazy side effects (mood swings, headaches, hotflashes) like I did when on Clomid. I felt really peaceful and comfortable - normal - when on Gonal F. The injections were no fun, but did not hurt all that bad. I had occasional burning and redness at the injection site but it would go away within minutes. Here are the answers to your questions: 1) We did Clomid for 4 cycles - 1 with just Clomid and 3 with Clomid, Ovidrel HCG shot to trigger ovulation and back-to-back IUIs. When on Clomid, I never had more than one mature follicle. 2) We tried Gonal F, Ovidrel and back-to-back IUIs for 3 cycles. Although I reacted well, we did not become pregnant. After that, we moved onto IVF. We used the Gonal F for my IVF cycle as I had reacted well to it and added other meds like Lupron and Repronex. 3) Our official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. I ovulate fine normally, tubes were fine, all blood work came back normal and DH had normal semen analysis results. It was a long road - lots of testing, many unsuccessful cycles . . . but in the end, it was worth it. My twins (boy/girl) turn 7 months old TODAY. Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you! ETA - Just take it step by step. With unexplained infertility, our RE was surprised that the previous IUI cycles never worked for us. As to the back-to-back cycles, our insurance covers it so . . . why not? But, if your partner has good counts, just have a bit of fun after your IUI - it is not going to hurt to try a bit of the old fashioned way, just don't do it immediately before your IUI. We also used the progesterone suppositories, those did have some side effects - they are MESSY, be sure to wear a pantyshield / liner and don't worry about the leaking, it is normal. I also experienced some cramping, bloating and discomfort while on them - this is considered a normal side effect given that the excess progesterone can slow digestion. Best wishes & good luck! ETA: I used the 900iu dosage pens and would use between 2 - 3 pens per cycle if I recall correctly. My dosage fluctuated throughout the cycle. I had btw 3 - 5 ultrasounds and blood tests per cycle (more for the first few cycles and less as they became more accustomed to how I would react to the meds). My doctor was constantly adjusting my dosage as we went along based on follicle growth and hormone levels from the monitoring. It is one of the benefits of injectibles vs. Clomid. Clomid is a pill and you simply take it day by day, while the Gonal F pen allows you to dial up or dial down your dosage based on how you are responding. My normal unmedicated cycle was 31 days long, when going through my fertility treatments, I used to have my IUI's scheduled somewhere btw CD 15 - 18 depending on how things were going. Yes, those co-pays do add up . . . 6 IUI cycles, had to pay my co-pay for every doctor visit and procedure along with the highest co-pays for my prescription meds . . . but it is nothing compared to paying completely out of pocket. Just keep reminding yourself of that . . . it got me through the "empty wallet" days! Answered by Vernon Kobel 1 year ago.

I didn't have any crazy side effects from Gonal F like I did from Clomid. I did get some bloating and ovarian cramping but nothing major. We were diagnosed with unexplained as well. 1). I tried 3 Clomid cycles and 3 Gonal F cycles spread out over a year and a half. 2). I didn't get pregnant. 3.) We are unexplained. Absolutely no issues with my husband. I have had some borderline bloodtests but nothing major and I have also had some cycles with a short LP. But our RE said from our tests alone he would consider us fertile other than the fact we have been ttc for 32 months now. With the trigger shot, I did have more cramping than a normal ovulation, non medicated cycle. Best wishes! Answered by Ranee Follansbee 1 year ago.

Hi! I've copied and pasted what I wrote to a similar question a while back. I don't know about fluid in uterus, etc., but best of luck and lots of baby dust to you! I did one cycle of IVF in December last year. You have to do a load of medical tests before you get started, like a smear test, mammogram, blood tests, hormone tests, etc etc, but nothing painful. If you get the go-ahead to start (based on your hormone levels on day 2 of your period) then you start hormone treatment to stimulate egg production and release. I had to do an injection every evening for 11 days which made my ovaries produce a total of 17 ripe eggs. after a few days I had to add a second injection per day, which was to stop ovulation and keep the ripening eggs safe and sound in my ovaries. At the same time,. every 2 days I had to have scans and blood tests to see how my body was responding to the treatment. when the egg follicles were the right size I had to do a third injection which stimulates egg release, and exactly 36 hours after this injection I went to the clinic where they gave me a general anaesthetic and removed the 17 eggs using a needle through the vagina wall. None of these treatments was painful. The hormone stimulation made me a bit bloated but I just took things easy and otherwise it was business as usual. The egg retrieval left me a bit crampy, as if I were having period pains, but was nothing terrible. The anaesthetic is only for about 20 minutes so it's nothing too major. Again, I just took it easy for a few days. After 3 days we were back at the clinic to have the best 2 fertilized eggs transferred, which is like having a smear test done. No pain at all. After that we just kept our fingers crossed for a positive result. we were super-lucky as we now have 2 gorgeous baby boys who were born a bit premature but are totally healthy and well. Best of luck to you. Answered by Darcie Lindman 1 year ago.


Anyone had success with Gonal-f to become pregnant?
I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become... Asked by Darcie Crandall 1 year ago.

I am currently 4 dpo on a cycle where I took Femara cd 3-7 then Gonal-f 37.5 cd 7-12, I then had an Ovidrel trigger shot on cd 13. I'm tracking my symptoms and this morning I had af type cramps, but too early for implantation. I'm looking for hopefully success stories on anyone that used Gonal-f to become pregnant. I have PCOS (not insulin resistant) and this is my first cycle with this regimen, so stuff experienced is new to me. Thank you ladies!!! :) Answered by Tobi Sopha 1 year ago.

I have used Gonal F for 3 cycles and haven't conceived yet. I don't feel that the cycles were failures as Gonal F did do it job in helping me produce mature follicles and ovulate. I used Gonal F in April, June and October in 2008. As you know we are on a little break while trying to prepare for IVF. That is our next step and our doctor will have me use Gonal F during those cycles as well. However, I am doing acupuncture for the first cycle ever and am having great results so far with it. I am 6 dpo so I am right there with you in the waiting and wondering part. I think your cramps may be do to the trigger shot. I had lots of odd cramping with the Ovidrel. I guess we both have to wait and see. Please keep us updated!!!!!! Answered by Corliss Seltzer 1 year ago.


Does anyone Need Gonal F ?
Asked by Chasidy Study 1 year ago.

I took Gonal-F back in the spring. I'm not exactly sure where you're going with your question. Do you have Gonal-F to donate? I'd recommend talking to your fertility clinic. They will take donated meds and give them to women who can't afford to buy them. Answered by Alton Horwood 1 year ago.


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