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Drug Information

Urofollitropin (FSH) Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

UROFOLLITROPIN is a fertility medicine. It is used to stimulate the ovaries. This may increase the chance of pregnancy.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • adrenal problem

  • pituitary tumor

  • ovarian cyst or failure

  • thyroid disease

  • unusual vaginal bleeding

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to urofollitropin, FSH, other hormones, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin or into a muscle. 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.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Tell your doctor if you miss a dose of this medicine.

What may interact with this medicine?

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

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have important lab work done while you are taking this medicine.

If you get pregnant while taking this medicine, you may have multiple babies, like twins or triplets.

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

  • breathing problems

  • change in the amount of urine

  • fever or chills

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach or pelvic bloat, pain

  • sudden weight gain

  • swelling of any area of the body

  • unusual bleeding

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

  • acne

  • angry, irritable, or restless

  • breast tenderness

  • diarrhea

  • headache

  • hot flashes

  • pain or redness at site where injected

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 3 and 25 degrees C (37 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. After mixing, use the solution immediately and throw away any unused materials. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


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