Pharmacist counseling helps with assisted reproduction

Updated: 2020-08-21


1. What is a Pharmacist Outpatient Clinic?

The pharmacist outpatient clinic service provides specialized guidance from pharmacists with their own particular medical, professional and technical insights to offer patients. It includes medication evaluation, medication adjustments, medication plans, medication education and follow-up guidance.

2. What pharmaceutical professional and technical services can in vitro fertilization (IVF) Pharmacist Outpatient Clinic provide?

The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC) -- in Southwest China's Chongqing -- took the lead in Chongqing to set up the IVF Pharmacist Outpatient Clinic, to offer patients guidance on the proper use of drugs during in vitro fertilization treatment. The CQHCWC answers all the common doubts of patients during IVF.

(1). Providing refined drug treatment management.

(2). Explaining the treatment plan, so that patients can fully understand the purposes and precautions of medication.

(3). Explaining the differences between various ovulation-promoting drugs.

(4). Evaluating the risk of drug use during pregnancy preparation and pregnancy and recommend therapeutic drugs.

(5). Informing and explaining to patients the drug administration methods, drug configuration methods, injection areas on the body, injection methods for ovulation-promoting drugs or luteal support drugs, etc.

(6). Informing patients of the dosage, course of treatment and withdrawal time of commonly used drugs for IVF.

(7). Monitoring and treatment of adverse drug reactions commonly used in IVF.

(8). Evaluating whether there is an interaction between the medication previously taken by the patient and IVF medication.

(9). Explaining to patients and alleviating some other of their concerns.

CQHCWC's Pharmacist Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to start receiving patients on Aug 24.

Weekly opening times: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, every Monday and Wednesday morning.