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10 Feb 2006

Clomid and Menagon
Hi Doc!!! I got menagon and lucrin injections when we did IVF but I hear a lot of ladies is using clomid. What is the difference?
And what exactly is the quarter of disprin helping for?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear jaden.

Menogon is an injectable form of FSh and LH and will act directly on the ovaries to stimulate egg development. During this time the lucrin injections will inhibit; i.e block the production of FSH and LH seated in the brain. This combination is a far more effective means of ovulation induction then the use of clomid, albeit a more expensive form of treatment.

Clomid is taken in tablet form and works indirectly on the ovaries by stimulating increased amounts of FSh from the pitituary gland. Its mode of action is unpredictable in that it may not be sufficiently reliable in all cases for ovulation induction Therefore its use in advance fertility problems is limited and may also, sometimes, be associated in advertened production of ovarian cyts and premature ovulation etc.

The quarter disprin is mainly used in cases o f antiphospholipid syndrome and platelet problems and should be reserved for patients who have specifically these abnormalities.
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