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Can Synarel Nasal Spray Really Treat Infertility

Synarel nasal spray can be used to treat infertility as a part of in vitro fertilization treatment.  New Hope Fertility Center specializes in providing more holistic options for IVF treatment.  This is done by customizing treatment plans to the unique needs of each patient.  This process allows for the use of less fertility medication while not sacrificing success rates.   couple-white-looking

Use During In Vitro Fertilization

Synarel is used during IVF treatment in order to time ovulation.  In order to harvest eggs that are ready for fertilization, it is important to retrieve them just prior to ovulation.  This process helps to ensure that the retrieved eggs are mature and are well suited for pregnancy.  Synarel nasal spray is used to trigger ovulation.  Typically, a woman ovulates 36 to 48 hours after the medication is administered.  This timeframe allows doctors to harvest eggs at precisely the right time.

Traditionally, an injectable medication was used to trigger and time ovulation.  This medication contained the hormone hCG.  While hCG can be successful in triggering ovulation, there are a number of unwanted side effects, including the stimulation of both large and small follicles.  Stimulation of small follicles can result in cysts in subsequent cycles which can delay or prolong treatment.  Synarel does not have this effect as it does not last in the body long enough to stimulate the smaller follicles.  Using Synarel can help to eliminate the waiting period between cycles during IVF treatment.

Side Effects

Synarel nasal spray has several reported side effects.  The way each woman’s body reacts to fertility medication is different.  Some women may experience little to no side effects while others will experience several. 

Potential side effects for women taking Synarel include:

  • Nasal irritation
  • Dandruff
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Runny nose

Serious side effects that require a doctor’s attention include:

  • Pelvic pain and swelling
  • Increased feelings of thirst and urination
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden numbness

For additional information on how Synarel nasal spray can be incorporated in your personalized treatment plan, contact New Hope Fertility Center today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you.  You can also reach them at 212-517-7676. Thank You.


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