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Generic: lutropin alfa
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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?

LUTROPIN ALFA (lu TRO pen AL fa) is a man- made hormone. It is used to treat women who have not been able to become pregnant because of problems with ovulation.

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
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to lutropin alfa, 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 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 your medicine 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 are unable to keep an appointment, call your doctor or health care professional to reschedule. If you are injecting the drug yourself and you miss a dose, discuss with your doctor or health care professional when you should give your next dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

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:

  • herbal or dietary supplements, like blue cohosh or black cohosh

               
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