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Choriogonadotropin alpha belongs to the class of medications called gonadotropins. Choriogonadotropin alpha, or human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), is used as part of fertility treatment for women with ovarian dysfunction.
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Choriogonadotropin alpha belongs to the class of medications called gonadotropins. Choriogonadotropin alpha, or human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), is used as part of fertility treatment for women with ovarian dysfunction. It helps follicles mature and triggers ovulation (the release of mature eggs from ovaries).
Your doctor may have suggested Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa), speak to your doctor. Do not stop using Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The usual dose of choriogonadotropin alpha is 250 µg injected under the skin as directed by your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.Your doctor or other health care professional will show you exactly how to inject the medication. Inspect the solution carefully before injecting it. Do not use your injectable solution if it appears to contain particles or is not clear.
It is important to use Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of choriogonadotropin alpha, talk to your doctor about when you should receive your next dose.
Store pre-filled syringes at room temperature for up to 30 days or in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C) until the expiration date. Store pre-filled pens in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C). Store vials at or below room temperature (25°C). Store in the original package and do not freeze. Protect Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) from light and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Ovidrel (Chorionic-gonadotropin-alfa).
Each pre-filled syringe of sterile solution contains 250 µg of choriogonadotropin alpha. Nonmedicinal ingredients: mannitol, phosphoric acid, L-methionine, Poloxamer 188, sodium hydroxide, and water for injection.
Each pre-filled pen of sterile solution contains 250 µg of choriogonadotropin alpha. Nonmedicinal ingredients: mannitol, phosphoric acid, L-methionine, Poloxamer 188, sodium hydroxide, disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate, and water for injection.
Lyophilised powder for reconstitution
Each vial contains 285 µg of choriogonadotropin alpha. Nonmedicinal ingredients: sucrose, phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide, which, when reconstituted with the diluent, will deliver 250 µg of recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin.
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