Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is directly injected under the skin or into a muscle. You should avoid using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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 Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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 Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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.
The most common use of this medication is:
Female InfertilityThis 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 InfertilityThis medicine is used to treat male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body.
CryptorchidismThis medicine is used to treat a condition in male children where the one of both the testes is not descended into the scrotal sac.
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.
Is It safe with alcohol?Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine does not usually affect the patients ability to drive.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with kidney disease. Kindly consul your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Limited information is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consul your doctor before taking it.
Missed Dose instructionsContact your doctor further instructions if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Human Chorionic Gonadotropin as ingredient
This medicine works by stimulating the ovaries to produce progesterone and promotes ovulation in women who are in the reproductive age group. In men, this medicine acts by stimulating cells in the testicles to produce androgens (testosterone and other male hormones).
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 Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Radioimmunoassay for gonadotropinsReport 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 Medicine
GanirelixReport 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.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Disease
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