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Trigger injection: Pregnyl Out of stock Nationwide

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Hyland Mon 25-Apr-16 16:29:37

Out of stock Nation wide!!

Why exactly? anyone know!

So how will this affect us all.

I'm on short protocol and was told by nurse, if still out of by the time i get to day 5 scan they will put me on alternative.

CorBlimeyTrousers Mon 25-Apr-16 22:11:51

Hello. No personal experience but related - we had egg donor IVF and the donor used a different trigger injection for some reason (I can't remember exactly, it may have been to reduce the risk of OHSS) so there are alternatives to pregnyl.

Good luck with the cycle. Trust your clinic and ask them if you're not sure and worried.

bananafish81 Mon 25-Apr-16 22:43:08

I had ovitrelle as my trigger for both cycles. They're different brands but do exactly the same thing. You'll still trigger you'll just use a different kind. Both hCG and both work just as well!

bananafish81 Mon 25-Apr-16 22:43:25

I had ovitrelle as my trigger for both cycles. They're different brands but do exactly the same thing. You'll still trigger you'll just use a different kind. Both hCG and both work just as well!

SesameSparkle Mon 25-Apr-16 23:53:21

Yes, I heard about this a couple of months ago just as pregnyl started to go out of stock, but I still managed to find a chemist who had some. If there's none available I guess clinic will probably use an alternative like ovitrelle. They are both hcg and do the same job - I've used both without any issues. Pregnyl is made from the urine from pregnant women. Ovitrelle is recombinant, produced in the lab from a cell line (hamster ovary cells). Pregnyl costs less because of how it's made. Some clinicians prefer one, some prefer the other. Fertility drugs are niche products, expensive to make and produced by specialist manufacturers. This means small problems with production or testing (eg safety testing) can have knock on impacts on availability.

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