About Ovidrel®

Ovidrel® is an injectable medication that contains a recombinant (man-made) version of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Recombinant hCG is very similar to naturally occurring hCG medications like Novarel® or Pregnyl®, except it is created in a lab using DNA technology. Ovidrel® is known as a “trigger shot” because it is prescribed to women as a single subcutaneous (under the skin) injection to induce the final maturation and release of eggs after stimulation with gonadotropin medications (Follistim®, Gonal-f®, or Menopur®). During IVF, it is taken approximately 36 hours prior to egg retrieval to simulate the natural surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) that triggers ovulation in the normal menstrual cycle.

Ovidrel® comes in a disposable, ready-to-use prefilled syringe that requires no mixing before injection. Each Ovidrel® syringe contains a 250 mcg dose that is equivalent to approximately 6,500 units of hCG.

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