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Which Fertility Drugs Contain HCG

Injection Medication.jpgThe hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is produced during pregnancy. Known as a trigger injection, hCG is used during fertility treatments to stimulate ovulation around 36 hours after administration. Ovulation is induced for IUI or IVF treatments and timing of the injection is crucial to pregnancy success. Your fertility care team will give you precise instructions on when to self-administer the hCG trigger shot when scheduling your procedure.

  • Ovidrel
  • Novarel
  • Pregnyl

hCG Trigger Medications

Ovidrel comes in prefilled syringes and is ready to use with no mixing. Each syringe contains a single dose of 0.5 ml of liquid to be injected on a specific date and time.

Novarel is injected into the muscle when directed by your fertility care team. Novarel comes in two forms – powder and bacteriostactic water – to be mixed together. Using the supplied syringe, you will extract directed amount of water and inject it into the vial containing the powder.

Pregnyl is like Novarel – coming in two parts: water and powder. Mixing is required before self-administration.

Customized Fertility Treatment

It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized IVF treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

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