What is the medicine for
BREVACTID is used to trigger final follicle maturation and luteinisation following the stimulation of follicular growth. In other words, it completes egg maturation.
How to store the medicine
Store in a refrigerator (2 °C – 8 °C). Protect from frost. Keep the inner packaging inside the box at all times to protect the preparation from light.
How to take the medicine
Medicines must always be taken as directed by the doctor. The injection is performed at the end of stimulation: 32-36 hours before follicle puncture, at which time no more injections are performed.
Always wash your hands before using the medicine
You will receive one ampoule of solvent and one ampoule of active ingredient in powder form, syringe and a large and a small needle. First, open the ampoule with the liquid. Then you draw the liquid into the syringe using a large needle and mix together. Move the plunger to expel air from the syringe. Use the smaller needle for the application. The medicine is ready for application.
For the injection, choose an area around the navel in the lower abdomen and change the site of application every day. Use a disinfectant pad at the chosen area. The drug should be administered subcutaneously. Therefore the injection should be performed at an angle of 90° while holding the subcutaneous tissue. Insert the whole needle into the subcutaneous tissue and slide the plunger back to check whether you are in a vein. If your syringe becomes stained with blood, withdraw the injection and use a different one. If all is well, push the plunger of the syringe to inject the medicine. Dispose of the used syringe and needle in a container.
Side effects are not common with this medicine. You may experience e.g. headaches, nausea, and - at the injection site - redness, itching, irritation or swelling or haematoma, and lower abdominal pain