Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your fertility treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.
What is infertility?
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant or the inability to stay pregnant. Typically women aren’t considered infertile until they’ve unsuccessfully tried to get pregnant for at least one year (6 months for women over 35). About 10% of women in the US struggle with infertility.
What causes infertility?
To become pregnant a woman must first release an egg from an ovary (ovulation), then this egg travels through the fallopian tubes toward the uterus. During this travel a man’s sperm must fertilize the egg and then the fertilized egg must attach to the uterus. A problem with any of these steps can cause infertility. Ovulation is the most common step that causes infertility in women. Ovulation problems can be caused by:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)
What specialty medications do you offer to treat infertility?
- Gonal-f RFF
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
- Ovidrel PFS
- Progesterone in Sesame Oil
What should I expect from treatment?
The available specialty medications to treat infertility can be taken by mouth, injected under your skin (subcutaneous), injected into your muscle (IM), or a gel inserted into your vagina. How often you will receive treatment will depend on which medication(s) your provider prescribes. All of these medications, including the injections can be administered at home. Please contact us for detailed instructions on how to inject yourself either under the skin or into muscle. We can ship these medications directly to you or your provider. The most common side effects that you may experience from these medications include headache, nausea, hot flashes, depression, and mood swings. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, contact your provider.
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