November 17, 2022

Ask Fertility Nurse Hannah: How To Store and Administer Fertility Medications

Whether you’re a new patient, someone we’ve worked with before, or looking at fertility pharmacies to help you with your treatment, our goal is to answer any questions you may have and help you feel empowered throughout your entire experience. Hannah Lind, our director of nursing services, is a huge part of that work.

With more than 25 years of experience, she’s worked extensively with patients seeking fertility treatment for any reason, whether to grow their family or preserve the option for the future. While VFP patients can send their questions into Hannah and her expert team of nurses to have them answered directly, we sat down with her to share answers to some of the most common ones she hears.

Question: How do I store my fertility medications?

Hannah: There’s no real simple answer to this. Some need to be refrigerated, while others can be stored at room temperature. It can vary depending on what kind of medication you are using as well. While we did highlight some of the most common fertility medications and their storage requirements in our recent blog post, the best thing you can do is review the medication-specific instructions and videos on our website, and work with your pharmacist and nurses to ensure you’re following the right steps.

In general, unopened medications should be good until their manufacturing expiration date (which is usually over a year out). Medications that have been used will be good for only 28 days usually, or less, depending on the product.

If you ever have questions, our team of pharmacists and nurses is available 24/7/365 to get you the answers you need. Never hesitate to reach out—we’re more than happy to help!

Question: What’s the proper way to administer my fertility medications?

Hannah: Once again, there’s no one-size-fits-most answer to this question, unfortunately, and the best thing you can do is ask your pharmacist, doctor, nurse or fertility specialist to guide you. Oftentimes, they’ll be able to demonstrate the proper technique for your specific medication with testers. Other times, they’ll supply resources to help you out, like our guide on taking fertility medications and injections.

One of the things that set VFP Pharmacy Group apart from others is that we offer free, virtual injection and medication lessons for our patients. During a one-hour, one-on-one session, you’ll get to meet with one of our experienced nurses who will walk you through your medications, injection techniques, and any other procedures you’re having trouble with. We’re proud to offer this service to VFP patients and provide them with more personalized training than those covered in general instructional videos.

Get started with VFP Pharmacy Group today

Nurse Hannah and the entire team at VFP Pharmacy Group work hard each day to make fertility simpler for our patients. With four locations across the United States in each time zone, we’re always able to meet you where you are. Ready to get started or make the switch? Give us a call or visit our website for more information.