Follistim Pen - please help

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genfan
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Follistim Pen - please help

Post by genfan » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:04 pm

Anyone here use Follistim Pen? I've got a very wierd situation here: I have the 600 iu cartridges, and I inject 200 iu daily. So after three days of using the same cartridge, I was expecting to see and discard an empty cartridge. Yet no, I noticed that there are still a considerable amount of medication left in the cartridge. Am I not getting enough meds? I make sure I dial the correct dosage number every time. Anyone having similar things? TIA

KC_TTC
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Post by KC_TTC » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:17 pm

Yep, we had the same thing. There is more in the cartridge than what you think (and what the box says). If I remember correctly, we could get 3 injections out of one cartridge. Call it a freebee :)
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Deirdre
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Post by Deirdre » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:20 pm

The Follistim cartridge is overfilled, for some reason. You can actually use the extra medication - set your dose (in your case, 200) and inject it. When it runs out - it doesn't let you push down on the pen anymore. Don't fiddle with the dial - simple unscrew the pen - drop in a new cartridge (you'll have to remove the needle first - it holds the cartridge in place) and inject yourself with the dosage still shown on the dial. If these instructions don't make sense - check with your doctors office - they should be able to show you!

genfan
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Post by genfan » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:28 pm

Now I am relieved. Thank you very much for the info.

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Post by MLG » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:39 pm

I had the same experience, so agree with what was said by other ladies.

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