This medication is prescribed for infertility problems in certain women who have not gone through menopause and for certain testicular development problems. It is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy. It prevents the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintains progesterone production.
Chorionic gonadotropin helps eggs to finish growing. It lets them go to be fertilized. - It helps make sperm and testosterone.
It is given as a shot into a muscle. Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. Wash your hands before and after use. Throw away needles in a needlesharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.
Irritation where the shot is given. Headache. Nervous and excitable. Feeling tired or weak. Enlarged breasts. Ovarian cyst. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
Call your doctor to find out what to do.
If you have an allergy to chorionic gonadotropin (human) or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have ovarian cysts or a cancer where hormones make it grow. If a child is using and has started puberty. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Trouble breathing. Very bad belly pain or soreness. Very upset stomach or throwing up. A big weight gain. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Signs of puberty. These include pimples, voice changes, sudden rise in height, or facial hair. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
It is usually handled and stored by a health care provider.
Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Trophic Hormones & Related Synthetic Drugs
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