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Hcg 5000 IU Injection

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Hcg 5000 IU Injection is a hormone that helps the egg in a woman’s ovary to develop normally. It stimulates the release of an egg during ovulation, treats infertility in women, pituitary gland disorder in young boys, undeveloped sexual traits in girls, and increases sperm count in men. Hcg 5000 IU Injection is directly injected under the skin or into a muscle.

You should avoid using Hcg 5000 IU Injection if you are allergic towards it, if you are pregnant, if you have early puberty or hormone-related cancer. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. Before starting the medication, inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions :

  • thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
  • an ovarian cyst
  • premature puberty
  • cancer or tumour of breast, uterus, ovary, hypothalamus, prostate or pituitary gland.
  • undiagnosed uterine bleeding
  • heart or kidney disease
  • epilepsy, migraines or asthma

A few side effects of using Hcg 5000 IU Injection is severe pelvic pain, swelling of hands and legs, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting and urinating less than normal. Less serious side effects include headache, feeling restless and irritable, water weight gain, depression, breast swelling, and mild pain on site of injection.

Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking to ensure the use of Hcg 5000 IU Injection is safe for you. It includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins and other dietary supplements. The dose of injection you receive would depend upon your gender and the condition being treated as per the prescription of your doctor.

Female infertility
This medicine is used to treat infertility in women who have not undergone menopause but are unable to conceive due to hormonal imbalances in the body.
Male infertility
This medicine is used to treat male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body.
Cryptorchidism
This medicine is used to treat a condition in male children where the one of both the testes is not descended into the scrotal sac.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to gonadotropic medications.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children who have attained puberty at a very early age.
This medicine is not recommended for use if a male patient has cancer of the prostate or is suspected of having it.
In addition to its intended effect, Hcg 5000 IU Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Bloating Moderate Common
Stomach pain Moderate Common
Pelvic pain Moderate Less Common
Nausea or Vomiting Moderate Less Common
Rapid weight gain Moderate Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Rare
Irritability Moderate Common
Enlargement of breasts Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Rare
Injection site pain Minor Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is 10-24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine is cumulative and the onset time can vary depending upon the intended use. The peak concentration in the body is achieved after 6 hours of intramuscular injection.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Special precautions should be taken while taking this medicine and breastfeeding should be discontinued during the course of treatment. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits before deciding to take this medicine.
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Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor further instructions if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
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United States
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Radioimmunoassay for gonadotropins Moderate
Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before undergoing this test to determine the levels of gonadotropins especially Luteinizing hormone. Use of this medicine can interfere with the test resullts.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Ganirelix Moderate
Report the use of ganirelix before receiving this medicine as the risk of decreased efficacy is fairly high. You may need dose adjustment and certain tests to determine if these medicines can be used safely. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Popular Questions & Answers

If for 2nd pregnancy I took HCG injection do have to take again We are trying to have 3rd baby.

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
If for 2nd pregnancy I took HCG injection do have to take again We are trying to have 3rd baby.
If ur planning for pregnancy, u need to see ur follicular growth n then come lab inj hcg if needed..it is not compulsory.

Hi I have to take this injection on tuesday I do not know about this injection Hcg 5000 IU Injection Can you please tell me why I have to take this injection ?Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I have to take this injection on tuesday I do not know about this injection Hcg 5000 IU Injection
Can you please t...
You will have to get clarification from your treating Gynaecologist because for us to answer we should come to know about your symptoms.
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In some cases the hcg hormone test is do for cancer diagnostics then in that case hcg will be mire than 10 or less.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
In some cases the hcg hormone test is do for cancer diagnostics then in that case hcg will be mire than 10 or less.
Beta hcg is a marker to diagnose some cancer like choriocarcinoma. However it also rises in physiological condition like pregnancy.
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In some cases the hcg test has been done for cancer diagnosis. Then in case of cancer what is the level of hcg.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Normally non pregnant women and men produce hcg and which is less 5 miu/ml..if it's higher than this then it is suspected as cancer.

Dear mam Have any effect of gestin and aspirin on hcg. because my wife hcg come down in 6th week.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear mam Have any effect of gestin and aspirin on hcg. because my wife hcg come down in 6th week.
Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for the question. The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells formed in the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after. The results from an ultrasound after 5 -6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using hCG numbers. An hCG level of less than 5 mIU/mL is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25 mIU/mL is considered positive for pregnancy. Take care.

Popular Health Tips

Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

Ms - Gynae & Obs, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

It is in the 4th week that you can get to know if you are pregnant or not. If a blood or urine test detects the presence of Hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) i.e. The pregnancy hormone, then its time to celebrate!

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG): The Pregnancy Hormone

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD, Diploma Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Advanced Certificate Course In Diabetes, PGCDM (Practical Guidance on Comprehensive Diabetes Management)
General Physician, Gurgaon
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG): The Pregnancy Hormone

The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin(better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy.

It is made by cells formed in the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall.

Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12-14 days after conception by a urine test.

Typically, the hCG levels will double every 72 hours. The level will reach its peak in the first 8-11 weeks of pregnancy and then will decline and level off for the remainder of the pregnancy.

Key Things To Remember About HCG Levels -

  • As you get further along in pregnancy and the hCG level gets higher, the time it takes to double can increase to about every 96 hours.
  • Caution must be used in making too much of hCG numbers. A normal pregnancy may have low hCG levels and result in a perfectly healthy baby. The results from an ultrasound after 5 -6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using hCG numbers.
  • An hCG level of less than 5mIU/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25mIU/ml is considered positive for pregnancy.
  • The hCG hormone is measured in milli-international units per milliliter (mIU/ml).
  • A transvaginal ultrasound should be able to show at least a gestational sac once the hCG levels have reached between 2,000mIU/ml. Because levels can differentiate so much and conception dating can be wrong, a diagnosis should not be made by ultrasound findings until the hCG level has reached at least 2,000.
  • A single hCG reading is not enough information for most diagnoses. When there is a question regarding the health of the pregnancy, multiple testings of hCG done a couple of days apart give a more accurate assessment of the situation.
  • The hCG levels should not be used to date a pregnancy, since these numbers can vary so widely.
  • There are two common types of hCG tests. A qualitativehCG test detects if hCG is present in the blood. A quantitative hCG test (or beta hCG) measures the amount of hCG actually present in the blood.
  • Guideline To HCG Levels During Pregnancy

hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age):

  • 3 weeks LMP: 5-50 mIU/ml
  • 4 weeks LMP: 5-426 mIU/ml
  • 5 weeks LMP: 18-7,340 mIU/ml
  • 6 weeks LMP: 1,080-56,500 mIU/ml
  • 7-8 weeks LMP: 7, 650-229,000 mIU/ml
  • 9-12 weeks LMP: 25,700-288,000 mIU/ml
  • 13-16 weeks LMP: 13,300-254,000 mIU/ml
  • 17-24 weeks LMP: 4,060-165,400 mIU/ml
  • 25-40 weeks LMP: 3,640-117,000 mIU/ml

Non-pregnant females:
Postmenopausal females:
* These numbers are just a guideline, every woman's level of hCG can rise differently. It is not necessarily the level that matters, but rather the change in the level.

What Can A Low HCG Level Mean?
A low hCG level can mean any number of things and should be rechecked within 48-72 hours to see how the level is changing.

A low hCG level can indicate:

What Can A High HCG Level Mean?

A high level of hCG can also mean a number of things and should be rechecked within 48-72 hours to evaluate changes in the level.

A high hCG level can indicate:

  • Miscalculation of pregnancy dating
  • Molar pregnancy
  • Multiple pregnancy
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MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Try conducting the urine test for knowing about your pregnancy immediately after you wake up, as the presence level of hcg in the urine is the highest at that time.
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MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Try conducting the urine test for knowing about your pregnancy immediately after you wake up, as the presence level of hcg in the urine is the highest at that time.
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Urine Test For Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Urine Test For Pregnancy

Try conducting the urine test for knowing about your pregnancy immediately after you wake up, as the presence level of hcg in the urine is the highest at that time.

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