Egg Donor, Egg Donation Information

Medications Used

Medications used during the Egg Donation Process

Lupron (Leuprolide Acetate)

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(One injection per day for approx. 12 days)
The administration of Lupron affects the pituitary gland and results in lower luteinizing and follicle stimulation hormones in the body. This is done to establish a baseline level to assist your doctor in planning the best approach to a successful egg retrieval.
Possible Side Effects
(no long-term side effects have been reported)
· Moodiness
· Hot flashes
· Headache

Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH or Gonadotropins)
(One injection per day for approx for approx. 12 days)
Gonadotropins are given to increase the production of ovarian follicles. The more ovarian follicles produced, the greater chances are for a successful transfer and pregnancy outcome.

Possible Side Effects
(no long-term side effects have been reported)
OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome). This means essentially that the body has “over-responded” to the FSH and the ovaries become excessively enlarged. Great care is taken by the physician to minimize the chances of this occurrence. Treatment for this condition may include hospitalization and a minor procedure.

Other Possible Side Effects:
· Headache
· Moodiness
· Fatigue
· Bloating


Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG or Trigger shot”)

(One injection)
hCG is produced by the human placenta. The purpose of administering hCG
is to ready the ovaries for the egg retrieval.

Possible Side Effects
(no long-term side effects have been reported)
· Headache
· Moodiness
· Fatigue
· Bloating