The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

Egg freezing medications make it possible for you to put your eggs on ice

Women who decide to freeze their eggs gain peace of mind about postponing motherhood. They can focus on achieving their goals and living their dreams before they settle down and have a baby later in life. Egg freezing medications play an important role in making fertility preservation possible.

Our Las Vegas egg freezing specialists know that you probably have a lot of questions about these medications, specifically once you learn they’re injectable. You can count on our team to give you not only answers, but also the support you need when freezing your eggs.

We make it easy to give yourself injectable medications

We know that the idea of giving yourself injectable medications can be overwhelming and a little scary. However, you will have all the support you need. One of our caring nurses will give you injection training to help you learn how to self-administer your shots. If the idea of giving yourself shots is too much, you can have a friend or loved one learn how to give them to you.

You’ll also be relieved to know that the shots are subcutaneous. This means they go into your skin and not your muscle like what happens when you get a flu shot. These injectable medications also use short, thin needles. As a result, the shots are typically not very painful.

Several egg freezing medications work together to get your eggs ready

Our Las Vegas egg freezing specialists use several types of egg freezing medications. There are medications to stimulate egg production and maturation in the ovaries. We also use medications to help time ovulation, or the release of the eggs.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and menotropin both typically play a role in an egg freezing cycle. Injections of FSH and menotropin work together to encourage the ovaries to mature multiple eggs. Common brands of FSH include Gonal-F and Follistim, while Menopur is a common menotropin.

GnRH-antagonists, including Ganirelix and Cetrotide, help keep your ovaries from ovulating too early. They do so by temporarily blocking certain hormones in the pituitary gland.

A trigger shot is an injection you take 36 hours before your egg retrieval procedure. Examples include Lupron, Ovidrel, Novarel and Pregnyl. These medications trigger the final maturation of the eggs as well as ovulation. Unlike the other injectable medications we’ve mentioned, you will only take this medication once during your cycle.

The medications and dosages that you will take for your freezing cycle will depend on your fertility testing results. Our Las Vegas egg freezing specialists will also have you come in for multiple monitoring appointments while taking your medication so that they can make adjustments, as necessary.

If you’d like to learn more about injectable egg freezing medications, we can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get the information you need.