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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.



COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Humegon, Pergonal


This medication is a type of hormone used to cause ovulation in women and stimulate sperm production in men. It is used in the treatment of infertility.

How To Use

This medication is given by injection into a muscle b a health care professional. In women it is usually given for 9 to 12 days. In men, this medication may be given 3 times a week for 4 to 6 months as needed. Follow the dosing schedule closely and keep all doctor's appointments so therapy can be monitored closely. During therapy, your doctor may want to see you every other day.

Side Effects

In women, this medication may cause fever, breathing trouble, bloating, stomach pain, enlarged ovaries or a skin rash. Men may experience breast enlargement. Report any side effects to your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: thyroid problems, drug allergies. Use of this medication may result in multiple births (e.g., twins, triplets). This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known if this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


It is important to understand the therapy and to follow your doctor's instructions. It is recommended to have intercourse daily beginning on the last day of therapy until ovulation occurs. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have.

Missed Dose

It is important to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store this medication in the refrigerator as directed. Properly discard of any unused medication after the expiration date.