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Profasi is administered to women with fertility disorders. This medication helps in producing mature eggs for fertilization. Profasi is injected to help women get pregnant, usually right after the patient is treated with follicle stimulating hormones.

The standard dose is usually 250 mcg per day after the last treatment of follicle stimulating hormones. The dose may be changed by the physician depending on the patient's condition. For a missed dose, contact your physician to get a new dosing schedule.

If you are administering the medication yourself, read carefully the instructions included in the package or follow the instructions of your physician. It is also important to clean your hands thoroughly before handling the medication and its packaging. If you notice any particles or discoloration, consult your physician and do not use the medication for the meantime.

Minor side effects include vomiting, nausea and skin irritation at the area where the medication is injected. Serious side effects include dark urine, decreased amount of urine, stomach pain, skin edema of the legs, diarrhea, weight gain, difficulty in breathing and vaginal bleeding. If any of the above side effects occur, seek medical attention immediately.

Before taking Profasi, you must first consult a physician. Tell your physician if you are using non-prescribed or prescribed medications including herbal medicines and vitamins.

This medication may affect the results of laboratory tests including pregnancy tests and hormone level tests so it is important to inform the laboratory personnel that you are using the medication.

Patients with adrenal gland or thyroid disorders, ovarian cysts, pituitary gland tumor, unusual vaginal bleeding and tumor of the female reproductive organ should not use Profasi. Also tell your physician if you have a history of liver disorder, allergies and other health disorders that may interrupt the effectiveness of the medication.

While undergoing treatment, if you become pregnant, tell your physician. Your physician may advise you to stop using the medication to avoid the risk to the unborn child.

There is no clinical test to prove if Profasi is passed through breast milk during breastfeeding or not. To be safe, consult your physician if you plan to breast feed a baby.

Profasi is a prescribed medication and should not be shared with others even those with the same health problems. While undergoing treatment, you must religiously follow the scheduled appointments with your physician and undergo all necessary laboratory tests and medical exams. This will help identify whether or not the medication is working well.

Store the medication in a safe place out of children's reach.

Profasi has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of profasi

• Molecular formula of profasi is C1105H1770N318O336S26
• Molecular weight is 25719.7 g/mol

Generic name: Choriogonadotropin Alfa

Brand name(s): Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl

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