Receiving a big order of various medications, syringes, and needles for an upcoming IVF or fertility cycle can create a huge surge of emotions. Fear, worry, excitement, uncertainty (just to name a few), are so common and we’re here to share tips to help through the process! Here is our go-to fertility medication storage guide.

FOLLISTIM

Store in refrigerator until expiration date. Protect from light. Keep in original carton. Once the medication cartridge has been punctured, use within 28 days or discard.

GANIRELIX

Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

MENOPUR

Store dry product or room temperature in carton. Protect from light. Use immediately after reconstitution.

ENDOMETRIN

Store at room temperature.

HCG

Pregnyl – Store at room temperature. Once reconstituted, medication is good for 60 days refrigerated.

Novarel 5,000 IU – Store the dry product at room temperature. Once reconstituted, refrigerate and use within 30 days.

LEUPROLIDE 14-DAY KIT

Store at room temperature protect from light. Keep in original carton.

PROGESTERONE IN OIL

Store at room temperature. Protect from light. Discard any unused medication 30 days after opening.

CRINONE

Store at room temperature.

OVIDREL

Store in refrigerator. Protect from light. If stored at room temperature, use within 30 days.

CETROTIDE

Store in original carton in refrigerator.

GONAL F

Store in refrigerator. Protect from light. Discard any after unused medication after 30 days.

FOLLISTIM

Store in refrigerator until expectation date. Protect from light. Keep in original carton. Once the medication cartridge has been punctured, use within 28 days or discard

To also address two very common questions we receive as a fertility specialty pharmacy…

What if I leave my medication out of the fridge overnight by accident?

It’s okay to be left out for 24 hours, but then must go back in the fridge.

Should I bring an ice pack if I’m going to be out at an event and need my medication?

There is no need to carry an ice pack if you’ll be using the medication within 28 days.

* CLICK HERE for a free, printable version of this Metro Integrative Pharmacy Fertility Storage Guide! 

Whether you’re self-paying all your fertility medications or have insurance, give us a call for a customized quote and mention you saw us online. As a premier fertility-specialty pharmacy for 30 years, we can help you save and deliver all around the NY Metro area and ship to most states. Wishing you health and whole body wellness!

Our fertility wellness team here at Metro Integrative Pharmacy hopes you find this information useful and wishes you the best of luck in your upcoming cycles!


Linda Scruggs BSN, RN has specialized for 15 years in fertility, reproductive medicine, and women’s health. As a nurse, patient educator, and solo mother of two children, she shares personal experience with high-risk pregnancies. Connect with Linda on Instagram at @metrointegrative and @unboxedmom where she serves as a resource to empower and educate women seeking wellness for themselves and their families.


This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition. The information in this article is for educational purposes only.