Bravelle

(urofollitropin)

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Helps women get pregnant.

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Bravelle (urofollitropin) is effective at helping women conceive, but it requires multiple injections to be given at specific days and times.

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Quick facts about Bravelle
  • Drug class: women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • One form of Bravelle (urofollitropin) can be given at home in the belly very similar to insulin.
  • More effective at causing successful pregnancies than other medications like it.
  • There is a savings program available to help with the cost.
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Downsides

  • Only available as an injection.
  • Depending on which type of injection you get, you may need to make multiple trips to a doctor's office to have Bravelle (urofollitropin) injected.
  • Only available as brand name, so it is very expensive.
  • Is usually only prescribed by certain doctors.
  • Higher rate of miscarriage compared to other fertility treatments.
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How it works

Bravelle (urofollitropin) is a synthetic hormone called a gonadotropin. It allows your ovaries to produce more eggs and might make it easier for you to have a baby if you're having trouble getting pregnant.

Quick facts about Bravelle
  • Drug class: women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Bravelle (urofollitropin) for Asssisted reproductive technology

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  • Possible side effects
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain after egg retrieval
  • Bloating
  • Skin irritation where injection was given
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Side effect rates for Bravelle (urofollitropin)

From 150 clinical trials of Bravelle when taken for in vitro fertilization
  • Abdominal cramps
    14%14%
  • Headache
    13%13%
  • Nausea
    9%9%
  • Pain after egg harvesting
    8%8%
  • Abdominal bloating
    7%7%
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
    6%6%
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    5%5%
  • Abdominal pain
    5%5%
  • Pain
    5%5%
  • Breathing problems
    4%4%
  • Injection site reaction
    4%4%
  • Hot flashes
    4%4%
  • Uterine muscle spasms
    3%3%
  • Vaginal bleeding
    3%3%
  • Urinary tract infection
    3%3%
  • Vaginal discharge
    3%3%
  • Skin rash
    3%3%
  • Ovarian disorder
    2%2%
  • Breast tenderness
    2%2%
  • Yeast infections
    2%2%
  • Constipation
    2%2%
  • Sinus infection
    2%2%
  • Mood changes
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Bravelle.

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Risks and Warnings for Bravelle (urofollitropin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • High doses
    • Longer length of treatments

    Bravelle (urofollitropin) can increase the size of your ovaries. This is less likely to happen when the lowest dose is given for the shortest amount of time. You will be watched closely with ultrasounds to make sure your ovaries are not growing too much, and your doctor may have you get a blood test done. Bravelle (urofollitropin) should be stopped and you should not have sex if your ovaries are abnormally large. Tell your doctor right away if you feel any cramps or pain in the pelvic or lower belly area.

Common concerns from people taking Bravelle (urofollitropin)

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  • There is a savings program available to help with the cost.