Free IVF Cycle Possible for Qualified Couples through DuraMed Clinical Trial

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:22
Posted in category Infertility

Trigger Injection**NOTE: This article was written  for informational purposes only.  I am not personally affiliated with DuraMed, and have NO control over enrollment in this trial.**

Qualified women may be able to escape much of the cost associated with in vitro fertilization by participating in a clinical trial of a new progesterone supplement sponsored by DuraMed. The study is a phase III clinical trial, which will compare the effectiveness of a new vaginal ring progesterone preparation to a gel form of progesterone that is currently on the market. The primary outcome in this study will be the pregnancy rate at 8-12 weeks gestation, and secondary outcomes will include other measures like miscarriage rate and live birth rate.

Not all women will qualify for this study. FDA requirements for participants include:

  • Pre-menopausal, aged 18-42 old at time of consent
  • At least one cycle without fertility medication prior to screening
  • Tubal, idiopathic, male factor, ovulatory dysfunction or endometriosis- linked infertility
  • Semen analysis (frozen sperm, including donor sperm, may be used, as long as testing done at time of freezing meets standard criteria)

Automatic exclusion criteria include:

  • Any contraindication to progesterone therapy
  • BMI > 38
  • Clinically significant gynecologic pathology (ie submucosal fibroids, abnormal uterine cavity, etc)
  • History of more than 1 failed fresh IVF cycle
  • More than 2 consecutive clinical miscarriages (gestational sac observed on ultrasound)

If you think you meet these criteria, and are interested in participating in the study or obtaining more information, you can contact one of the fertility clinics currently recruiting patients for the study. Study sites are currently located in 13 states, including Fertility Centers of Illinois. If you participate in this study, you may still be responsible for costs of non-study medication and embryo freezing, should you choose to use this service.

It’s important to note that phase I and II clinical trials have already been performed to examine the safety of this progesterone preparation, but like all research, there are still unknowns. You’ll need to weigh the potential benefits and risks of participating in this study on your own and with your doctor before agreeing to take part.

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16 Responses to “Free IVF Cycle Possible for Qualified Couples through DuraMed Clinical Trial”

  1. Laura Grass says:

    December 2nd, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I am interested in participating in your clinical trial for IVF in Illinois and meet the criteria listed if you are still accepting applicants. Please advise. Thank you in advance for your assitance.

    Sincerely,
    Laura Grass

  2. LaToya Chamberlin says:

    January 10th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I am interested in participating in the clinical trial for IVF. Thank you for providing this opportunity.

    LaToya Chamberlin

  3. Roe says:

    January 11th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I,m interested in ivf study.Is this still available.PLEASE EMAIL ME rosedockery@yahoo.com

  4. Kristie says:

    January 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    As I clarified in the note above, this post was written for informational purposes. This isn’t my trial, and I have no control over enrollment. Please contact the trial coordinators mentioned above for more information.

  5. Sangeetha says:

    January 24th, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I am interested in participating in your clinical trial for IVF in denver colorado and meet the criteria listed if you are still accepting applicants. Please advise. Thank you in advance for your assitance.

  6. Maranda T. Harris says:

    February 4th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    My husband and I have been trying for 5 years to get pregnant. We meet the criteria for the clinical trial and are interested in participating. We are located in Houston, TX and are willing to travel in the Texas area or locally. Please advise if there are any trials in the area and if not will there be any coming up. Thank you in advance.

  7. Lauren M. Bush says:

    February 5th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I am interested in participating in your clinical trial for IVF.

    Thanks,

    Michelle

  8. rosie says:

    February 9th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    my husband and i have children and after the last one during a c-sections my tubes were tied and i didn’t want them tied…long story but i can not really afford to do ivf unless i do something like this. i am 34 and i live in tx. i meet your criteria and am willing to go to any state i need to and have the procedure. i am very healthy, i do not smoke and would love to have more children….please help us.

  9. Kristie says:

    February 9th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I’m really not sure how else to say this, but I have NO CONTROL over this trial. It is not mine. You all need to follow the instructions given above to contact a trial site and see if they are still enrolling. This post was simply to spread the word. It is a DuraMed trial, not mine.

  10. zandrella trainor says:

    February 13th, 2009 at 1:22 am

    would like to know more on the free ivf and like to find out how to qualify

  11. zandrella trainor says:

    February 13th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    NEED MORE INFO ON FREE IVF

  12. Lisa says:

    February 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I cannot seem to find a place to contact? I am very interested. Thank you.

  13. TYRA BOVIA says:

    February 22nd, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN YOUR TRIAL,I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR 10 YEARS AND I HAVE PCOS.PLEASE HELP.I CAN NO AFFORD THE TREATMENT ANYMORE.DOES YOU TRIAL INCLUDE ALL COST FOR INVTRO NOT IUI

  14. Kristie says:

    February 22nd, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    This is NOT my trial. According to DuraMed, the trial included the cost of the IVF medication and procedure. You would need to contact them as instructed in the article.
    -Kristie

  15. Denisha says:

    February 25th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I REALLY HAVE A GREAT DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRIAL I AM CURRENTLY 29 YEARS OF AGE. MY HUSBAND HAD A VASECTOMY AND HIS REVERSAL WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN THAT I INHERRITED TROUGH MARRIGE. I HAVE THE YEARNING DESIRE TO CONCIEVE ONE OF MY OWN WITH MY HUSBAND IN WHOM I LOVE DEARLY.
    WE CANNOT CURRENTLY AFFORD THE TREATMENT.PLEASE LET ME NO MORE INFO TO SEE IF WE QUALIFY. i HAVE ENDOMITRIOSIS AND I AM CURRENTLY HEALTHY. I AM ON BITHCONTOL CURRENTLY TO KEEP MY ENDOMERTRIOSIS QUIET. I WOULD LIKE TO CONCIEVE SO THAT IT WONT HAVE PBROBLEMS WITH CONCIEVING.
    PLEASE HELP US

  16. Kristie says:

    February 25th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Once again, this is not my trial. I cannot approve you. I cannot do ANYTHING other than to tell you all to please contact DuraMed for study information using the link in my post. I am now closing comments on this article.