Choriogonadotropin Alfa
Choriogonadotropin Alfa

Choriogonadotropin Alfa review

Choriogonadotropin Alfa is a drug administered to women who have fertility disorders. This drug helps in producing mature eggs needed for fertilization.

Choriogonadotropin Alfa is a drug that is injected in order to help women get pregnant. This is usually given right after the patient is treated with follicle stimulating hormones. This drug is being distributed under the brand name Ovidrel.

The standard dosage is usually 250 mcg a day after the last treatment with follicle stimulating hormones. The dosage maybe changed by the doctor depending on your condition.

For missed dose, it is important to contact your doctor in order to get a new dosing schedule.

If you are administering the drug yourself, you must read carefully the instructions included in the package or follow the instructions of your doctor. It is also important to clean your hands thoroughly before handling the drug and its packaging. If you notice any particles or discoloration, you must consult first your doctor and don’t use the drug for the meantime.

Minor side effects may occur when using Choriogonadotropin Alfa. Some of the most common side effects include vomiting, nausea and skin irritation at the area where the drug is injected. There are also serious side effects such as dark urine, decreased amount of urine, stomach pain, swelling of the legs, diarrhea, weight gain, difficulty in breathing and vaginal bleeding.

If any of the above mentioned side effects occur, it is important to seek for medical attention the soonest time possible.

Before using Choriogonadotropin Alfa for your medication, you must first consult a doctor. Inform your doctor if you are using non-prescribed and prescribed drugs including herbal medicines and vitamins.

This drug may affect the results of certain laboratory tests such as pregnancy tests, hormone levels so it is important to inform the laboratory personnel that you are using the drug.

Those who have adrenal gland or thyroid disorders, ovarian cysts, pituitary gland tumor, unusual vaginal bleeding and tumor of the female reproductive organ should not use Choriogonadotropin Alfa for medication. You must also inform the doctor if you have a history of liver disorder, allergies and other health disorder that may interrupt the effectiveness of the drug.

While under medication and you successfully get pregnant, it is best to inform your doctor. In this case your doctor may advice you to stop using the drug to avoid the risk to the unborn child.

There is no clinical test that can prove if Choriogonadotropin Alfa is passed during breast feeding. To be safe, you must consult your doctor if you plan to breast feed a baby.

Choriogonadotropin Alfa is a prescribed drug and should not be shared to others even with the same health problem occurs. While under medication, you must religiously follow the scheduled appointments of your doctor and undergo all necessary laboratory tests and medical exams. This will help identify if the drug is working well.

Store the drug in a safe place away from children’s reach.

• Molecular formula of choriogonadotropin alfa is C1105H1770N318O336S26
• Molecular weight is 25719.7 g/mol

Generic name: Choriogonadotropin Alfa

Brand name(s): Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Profasi

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