Drugs for IVF / ICSI

These are called gonadotrophins which are mainly of two types.

1. Urinary origins…derived from urine of menopausal women . they are called HMG . During ovarian stimulation for IUI /IVF / ICSI the wife receives these injections for 10-13 days . They are cheaper but less effective in stimulation compared to recombinant type. Batch to b batch variability.

2. Recombinant gonadotrphins ..these are prepared in artificially in laboratory . highest quality , no batch to batch variability cosistantly result oriented . But are twice as expensive than urinary gonadotrophins …Gonal F / Luveris / ovitrelle.

3. Menopur …this is highes purified urinary gonadotrophin available world over has a very consistant FSH /LH action and has great efficacy .

Gonal F & menopur are the world renouned drugs used all over the world by best of fertility consultamts. Of scientific reserch published in field of ivf icsi more than 60% of trials are conducted using gonal f or menopur.

At SUNAND IVF we encourage couples to use gonal f menopur due to high success associated with them.

The couple desiring budget economy cycles < 1.50 lacks we use HMG injections .

Please do discuss about drugs we use in detail with our consultants prior to selecting the packages.

Side effects FAQ..

1. Any long term risks of these injections …NO , few women may get 1 kg temporary weight gain due to water retention , but this disappears or if you are a regular walker you will not get it.

2. Injection site pain ? ….all are subcutaneous injections least painfull Gonal F is available in pen format while special syringes are available for menopur.

3. Will taking these injections affect my next baby …NO injections disappear from your body 5 days after discontinuation so no long term side effects.

4. Will I get cancer because I take these injections ? …NO studies are have ever proved that these injections lead to future cancer no worries.

5. Will this affect my baby ?  NO way


Sunanda ivf was established in year 2000 by Dr. Sachin Kulkarni, MD as a dedicated clinic to provide most updated treatment for infertility. Over last two decades the clinic has state of art equipment, and is providing comprehensive fertility treatments.

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