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We treat patients from all over the world and while all doctors use the same basic medications for performing IVF treatment, because the brand names vary from country to country, there is often a lot of confusion as to what each medicine is and what it does. This simple table will help to clarify some of this confusion, so you can make sense of what doctors and patients in other parts of the world do.

Generic Name Brand Name
Follitropin Alfa
(Recombinant FSH)
Gonal - F
Follitropin Beta
( Recombinant FSH)
Follistim / Puregon
FSH/Urofollitropin Fostimon / Fertinex/ Bravelle
HMG Repronex / Menopur / Merional
HCG Pregnyl / Profasi / Novarel
(GnRH agonist)
Lupron / Enantone / Procrin
Naferelin Acetate Spray
(GnRH agonist)
(GnRH agonist)
Antagon / Orgalutran
(GnRH agonist)
Progesterone Suppositories Prometrium / Cyclogest
Progesterone Capsules Prometrium / Utrogestan
Progesterone 8% Gel Crinone
Progesterone injections Gestone
Clomiphene Clomid / Serophene
Letrozole Letroz/ Femara
Medrol / Medrone
Doxycycline Caps
Estradiol Vvelle / Estraderm / Estradot
Estradiol Valerate Progynova/ Estrace / Climaval
(Low dose Birth control pill)
Desogen / Marvellon

IVF - Guideline for drug administration

Clomiphene Citrate, Ardomon, Clom 50 (o.c), Clomiphenecitrate, Clomifen, C.-ratioph. (o.c), Clomiphen Citrate, Clomiphen-Merck, Clomipheni citras, Clomivid, Clostilbegyt, Dufine, Dyneric, Gravosan, Indovar, Klomifen, Kyliformon, Omifin, Pergotime, Pioner, Prolifen, Serofene, Serophene, Serpafar, Tokormon

Human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG), Pergonal, Repronex, Menogon, Merional, Menopur, Metrodin, Bravelle, Fertinex,

Instructions how to inject the drug: Intramuscular (IM) and Subcutaneous (SC)

Recombinant gonadotropins: Gonal-F, Puregon

Instructions to inject Gonal-F

Instructions to inject Puregon

Recombinant LH, Luveris

Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH), Lupron Depot, , Decapeptyle, Buserelin, Cetrotide, and Ganarelix

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), Profasi, Novarel, Pregnyl, Ovidrel

Progesterone, Delestrogen Crinone 8%, Endometrin, Utrogestan

You can buy your medications online at http://www.ivfmeds.com/

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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