Treats male and female infertility.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to menotropins, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have unusual vaginal bleeding, thyroid disorders, cysts on the ovaries, enlarged ovaries, or primary testicular failure.
How to Use This Medicine
- Use this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and when to start.
- Make sure you have been taught how to give an injection before taking this medicine, or have someone who is trained give you a shot.
- Mix the medicine with sodium chloride solution (liquid) that comes with the medicine. Make sure the medicine is completely dissolved and there are no specks or solid pieces.
- If you need to use more than one ampule of medicine, you can mix it with the solution you have just mixed so that you only need to get one shot.
- Give the shot right after you mix the medicine.
- Use the medicine at the same time each day.
If a dose is missed:
- Tell your doctor if you have missed any doses, because this may affect your treatment.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- You can keep the powder in the refrigerator or at room temperature until it is mixed. Protect it from light.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- You will need to be examined regularly while taking this medicine. Check with your doctor.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe lower stomach pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Weight gain
- Pain in the calf or groin
- Fever, chills, joint pain
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild bloating
- Mild stomach pain or diarrhea
- Mild nausea or vomiting.
- Breast tenderness
- Pain, swelling, or redness where the shot is given
- Mood changes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
- Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013
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