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Urofollitropin (fsh) intramusc.
UROFOLLITROPIN - INJECTION

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.

UROFOLLITROPIN - INJECTION

(you-row-foll-ih-TROW-pin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Metrodin

Uses

This medication is a hormone which stimulates the ovaries. It is used in women in combination with other medication to induce ovulation.

How To Use

This medication is given by injection into a muscle b a health care professional. It is usually given once a day for 7 to 12 days. Make sure you are clear on your dosing schedule.

Side Effects

Breast tenderness, mild diarrhea, nausea or vomiting might occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Report promptly: bloating, pelvic or belly pain, redness/ swelling/pain at the injection site. Unlikely but report promptly: breathing problems, leg swelling or pain, one-sided muscle weakness, vision changes. Very unlikely but report promptly: severe stomach/abdominal pain, decreased urine amount, rapid weight gain, fever, skin rash or hives. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: any allergies, cancer/tumors, abnormal uterine bleeding, thyroid or adrenal gland problems, other infertility problems, ovarian cysts or enlargements. Multiple births might occur as a result of this therapy. 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 whether this drug is excreted into human 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.

Overdose

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

Notes

It is important to understand your therapy and to follow your doctor's instructions closely. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have. Keep all doctor's appointments so therapy can be monitored closely. It may be necessary to see your doctor daily.

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.

Storage

Store this medication as directed. Properly discard of any unused medication.