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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 may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • chasteberry

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • black cohosh

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.

It is important to keep all records required by your health care professional on body temperature and intercourse, and to carefully follow any directions for urine or blood testing or ultrasound exams. If you think you have become pregnant, contact your doctor or health care professional at once.

Certain fertility treatments increase your chances of having multiple babies, like twins or triplets.

If abdominal pain occurs while you are using this medicine, discontinue treatment and call your doctor or health care professional immediately. Do not use the injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and avoid sexual intercourse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • any unusual symptoms or pain of penis or testes
  • breast enlargement in males
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • fluid retention
  • indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • passing small amounts of urine
  • rapid weight gain
  • stomach area or pelvic pain or bloating

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • acne
  • breast tenderness
  • headache
  • mood changes, such as irritability, restless feelings, or anger
  • pain, irritation, or inflammation at site where injected
  • tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store powder in the refrigerator or at room temperature between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. After the powder is dissolved, the multi- dose vial and the pen may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F) for up to 28 days. Single use vials should be used immediately after the powder is dissolved. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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