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Short (Flare) cycles
What is an short (flare)cycle?
This is a short IVF treatment cycle, using a slightly different drug regime from a normal IVF cycle.
Who is it for?
Women who have had a poor response in previous IVF cycles, or a high FSH level.
Drugs used inshort (flare)cycles
- FSH (Gonal F / Puregon): stimulates the ovaries to produce multiple follicles.
- Orgalutron (Ganirelix): prevents spontaneous ovulation. (This drug is very expensive and is an out-of-pocket expense.)
- HCG trigger injection (Pregnyl / Ovidrel): triggers the follicle to release the egg.
- Mid-luteal support medications (Crinone or Pregnyl): Mid luteal support to maintain endometrial thickness.
As for IVF. There is also a risk of spontaneous ovulation (ovaries releasing eggs before egg collection).
Pregnancy rates are lower than for IVF cycles as patients who require Ganirelix are generally more difficult to stimulate.