Melissa, 38, recently had some progesterone pessaries dispensed at your pharmacy. She tells you she won’t need a repeat as her in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle was unsuccessful. Melissa becomes teary as she explains that she will need to start a frozen egg (oocyte) cycle, as the first fresh transfer did not result in a pregnancy. She says she wasn’t really listening when they informed her about what would happen if the first transfer wasn’t successful, as she was so hopeful it would work the first time. She asks what medicines she can expect this time.
After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to:
Competency (2016) standards addressed: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 3.1, 3.5
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