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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

You will be closely monitored by your doctor or health care professional. Contact your doctor or health care professional at once if you think you are pregnant. Your condition will still need to be monitored for at least two weeks after finishing this medicine.

If you are receiving this medicine to help you get pregnant, it is important to keep all records required by your doctor or health care professional such as daily basal body temperature (BBTs) and sexual intercourse. It is important that sexual intercourse take place around the time when you are most fertile to give you the best chance of becoming pregnant.

If abdominal pain occurs, discontinue treatment and call your doctor or health care professional immediately. Do not use the injection 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
  • abdominal bloating
  • breast pain
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • nausea, vomiting
  • severe abdominal pain
  • swelling and rapid weight gain

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

  • headache
  • painful menstrual periods
  • redness, pain, or swelling at site where injected
  • stomach discomfort

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F) or at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Use immediately after mixing the powder. Discard any unused product. Throw away any unopened vials 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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