Your Medications

Collecting your medications

During your cycle it’s likely your Fertility Specialist will prescribe a number of fertility medications. Following changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in mid-2015 your IVF medications need to be dispensed from a pharmacy rather than given to you by Genea’s Nurses.

We are working with a number of pharmacies near Genea clinics to ensure you can access the right medications. View details of pharmacies in your area.

Patients having treatment at our Kent Street Sydney CBD clinic can collect their medications onsite before 3:00pm Monday to Saturday. If you are collecting medications here please double check the clinic page for public holiday and special operating hours, or check with your Nursing Team if you are unsure.

How to use your medications

Fertility medications are designed to be self administered. Your Nurses will explain how and when to use the medications as you begin your cycle and are available to demonstrate how to self administer the medications if you wish. Contact your Nursing Team to make an appointment.

Please note, it is important you follow the storage guidelines which are clearly stated on the packaging of each medication. Genea’s Nurses cannot reissue medications as a result of them not being stored correctly and you will need to repurchase from the pharmacy.

Many of the medications also have patient information booklets and videos, please see below for the details on your specific medications. To gain access to some of these booklets and videos, you will need to enter information from the pack your medication comes in so please have it close to hand.

Medication support materials

 Merck medication information

For Merck Serono patient information booklets, Consumer Medicine Information and how to use prescription medicines (Cetrotide®, Crinone®, Gonal-f®, Luveris® and Ovidrel®): genea.fertilityportal.com.au

 Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) medication information

For information on MSD how to use prescription medicines (Elonva®, Orgalutran®, Pregnyl® and Puregon®) please contact your Genea nurse or pharmacist.

 Ferring medication information

For Ferring patient support materials (Decapeptyl®, Endometrin® and Menopur®):
ferring.com.au/reproductive-health

 Ferring MiFertility patient app

MiFertility Plan is a comprehensive calendar tool app to help support patients step-by-step through their IVF treatment cycle. Find out more or download the app at the App Store or Google Play Store:
ferring.com.au/MiFertilityPlanApp

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