In vitro fertilisation, otherwise known as IVF, is one of the many methods that a couple with fertility complications may opt for when trying to conceive. This procedure involves the egg being fertilised with sperm in a laboratory, followed by the implementation of the resulted embryo into the woman’s womb. IVF treatment begins with a course of specific medication that assists fertility, encouraging eggs in the ovaries to develop and mature.
Here at Oxford Online Pharmacy, we provide a wide range of infertility treatments, however you must have a private or NHS prescription before purchasing any of these medications.
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IVF is a technique used to help couples who are experiencing problems with fertility and conception. During the process of IVF, an egg is surgically removed from the woman’s ovaries and then fertilised with the man’s sperm in a laboratory. Once the egg has been fertilised it becomes an embryo and the embryo is then returned to the women’s womb for natural growth and development.
The success rate of IVF and infertility treatments depends upon the age of the woman, and the reason for infertility. Younger women have an increased chance of success, as they are more likely to have healthier eggs. IVF treatment may be available on the NHS if the woman is aged between 23 and 39 years and the reason for the infertility is known. In addition, local healthcare trusts give priority to couples who have no children. If you are unable to receive IVF medications and treatment through the NHS, or you would prefer to use a private clinic, the average price for one cycle of IVF costs in the region of £5,000.
IVF treatment may be available on the NHS if the woman is aged between 23 and 39 years and the reason for the infertility is known. Local heallthcare trusts give priority to couples who have no children. If you are unable to get treatment on the NHS, then a private fertility clinic may help. One cycle of IVF costs in the region of £5,000, but you may be able to reduce the cost by donating some of your eggs.
|IVF Treatment||Treatment Method||Patient Gender||Treatment Description|
|Cetrotide (Cetrorelix Acetate)||Injection||Female||Cetrotide is injected daily; it prevents the production of an endogenous LH surge that prompts irregular ovulation.|
|Clexane (Enoxaparin)||Injection||Female||Clexane is injected under the skin of the abdomen; it prevents blood clots forming within the blood vessels during infertility treatment.|
|Clomid (Clomifene Citrate)||Tablet||Female||Clomid is used to treat female infertility and blocks the production of the hormone oestrogen.|
|Cyclogest (Progesterone)||Pessary||Female||Cyclogest is used when a female experiences uterine bleeding and recurrent miscarriages; it contains the hormone progesterone.|
|Decapeptyl (Triptorelin Acetate)||Injection||Male||Decapeptyl injections are used to encourage the pituitary gland in the brain to produce testosterone, therefore increasing the production of sperm.|
|Gestone (Progesterone)||Injection||Female||Gestone contains the hormone progesterone; it is used when a female experiences recurrent miscarriages and uterine bleeding.|
|Gonal F (Follitropin Alfa)||Injection||Female and Male||Gonal F is injected; it contains the hormone Follitropin Alfa which increases fertility in men and women. It is also used as part of an assisted reproduction program.|
|Gonapeptyl (Triptorelin Acetate)||Injection||Male||Gonapeptyl is injected; it stimulates the pituitary gland in the brain to produce testosterone. In turn, more sperm is produced in the testicles.|
|Luveris (Lutropin Alfa)||Injection||Female||Luveris is injected and if prescribed may be used in conjunction with Gonal F. It encourages eggs in the ovaries to develop and mature.|
|Menopur (Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin)||Injection||Female||Menopur contains two naturally occurring hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH). These encourage the development of eggs.|
|Orgalutran (Ganirelix)||Injection||Female||Orgalutran contains a synthetic form of the natural hormone gonadotrophin. It is used in conjunction with the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to encourage the release of an egg from the ovary.|
|Ovitrelle prefilled pen (Chloriogonadotropin Alfa)||Injection||Female||Ovitrelle is injected; it is used by women undergoing IVF treatment to stimulate the release of eggs.|
|Pregnyl (Chorionic Gonadotrophin)||Injection||Female||Pregnyl is injected and contains the natural sex hormone HCG. It is used to encourage natural ovulation or ovulation during IVF treatment.|
|Puregon (Follitropin Beta)||Injection||Female and Male||Puregon contains a synthetic version of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). In men it increases the development of sperm in the testicles. In women it stimulates the production of follicles and eggs, when Clomid has been unsuccessful.|
|Suprecur (Buserelin)||Injection and Nasal Spray||Female||Suprecur acts on the pituitary gland in the brain, producing the sex hormones LH and FSH. These hormones help with the production and regulation of oestrogen levels.|
|Suprefact (Buserelin)||Injection and Nasal Spray||Male||Suprefact prompts the pituitary gland to produce the sex hormones LH and FSH. In men these cause the production of testosterone, leading to the formation of sperm in the testicles.|
|Synarel (Nafarelin Acetate)||Nasal Spray||Female||Synarel is a nasal spray that contains gonadorelin (LHRH) which acts on the pituitary gland in the brain; it used for problems with natural ovulation.|
|Zomacton (Somatropin)||Injection||Female||Zomacton is injected; it contains the synthetic human growth hormone somatropin.|
Here at Oxford Online Pharmacy, we provide UK approved fertility medicines. To select an IVF medication from our pharmacy, you must already have an NHS or private prescription issued to you by a healthcare professional. To receive your medication, you should select your treatment online and post your prescription to our pharmacy at the following address:
Oxford Online Pharmacy, Hardwick Shopping Centre, Ferriston, Banbury, Oxford, OX16 1XE, England.
Alternatively, if you live locally, you can order online and collect fertility medicine from Frosts Pharmacy at the same address, as long as you have a prescription.