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Generic: follicle stimulating hormone
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It is used to treat women who have not been able to become pregnant because of problems with ovulation
               



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What is this medicine?

FOLLITROPIN ALFA (fol li TROE pin AL fa) helps stimulate the development of eggs within the ovary. It is used to treat women who have not been able to become pregnant because of problems with ovulation. This drug is also used in certain in vitro fertilization programs. For some men with infertility, this medicine helps to stimulate the production of sperm.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • abnormal or unusual vaginal bleeding
  • asthma
  • brain tumor or certain other kinds of cancer
  • conditions affecting your adrenal gland or thyroid gland
  • enlarged ovaries or ovarian cyst
  • failure of the ovaries to produce eggs
  • obstruction of the fallopian tubes
  • testicular failure
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to follitropin, other hormones, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional with experience in managing fertility disorders in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

Try not to miss a dose. If you do miss a dose, call your doctor or health care professional for advice.

               
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