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Overview

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

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, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 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.
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.
India
United States
Japan
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Human Chorionic Gonadotropin as ingredient
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
German Remedies
Neon Laboratories Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
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.
What are you using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for?
Female infertility
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach

Popular Questions & Answers

From last 3 years I did masturbation now my pennis is getting erect and sperm is getting discharged very early. Is there any remedy.

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From last 3 years I did masturbation now my pennis is getting erect and sperm is getting discharged very early. Is th...
You seem to be pretty distressed about your early ejaculation problem. First things first. Masturbation DOES NOT Cause any harm to the body or your penis or sexual organs or your mind. Nor does it have any effect on the ejaculation capacity of an individual. U need to understand this. The production of sperms in our body is for 24 hrs 365 days. If you won't be ejaculating it by either regular sexual inter course or regular masturbation, it will come out sooner than before because of the pressure on the Sperm pouch inside the body. Most of the cases of premature ejaculation in our country are due to faulty practice or over expectations or ignorance and can be relieved just by understanding the physiology and anatomy of human sexual organs. The solution to your problem is increasing the frequency of sexual inter course or increasing the frequency of masturbation to 6-7 times a week. U can also use the start stop technique or the squeeze technique to prolong the duration of the sexual activity. If you practice this sincerely, you won't require any medications. U can contact me again after 15 days.
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Suffering from depression from last 3 years, negative thinking and mood off always.

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Suffering from depression from last 3 years, negative thinking and mood off always.
Dear Lybrate user. Mood swings and negative thoughts occur in every human being now and then. But if it lasts for a particular period of time and affects one's day-to-day life it becomes clinically significant. It should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist we have a very good treatment options for depressive disorders. It is a three dimensional approach, treatments with medicines and psychological treatment with social skills training, by which one with depression can lead a normal and productive life like anybody else. See a psychiatrist asap.
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How can I stop masturbation does it will effect on my wife pregnancy in future im worried on it.

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How can I stop masturbation does it will effect on my wife pregnancy in future im worried on it.
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Me and my partner had sex on the last day of my period. We had protected sex and he ejaculated in the condom. I am still tensed. Please suggest Can nothing go wrong and cause pregnancy?

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Me and my partner had sex on the last day of my period. We had protected sex and he ejaculated in the condom. I am st...
Dear user. FERTILE PHASE is the phase of a female's menstrual cycle when an egg (ovule) is released from the ovaries. In humans, ovulation occurs about midway through the menstrual cycle, after the follicular phase. The few days surrounding ovulation (from approximately days 10 to 18 of a 28 day cycle), constitute the most fertile phase. So if you have ejaculatory sexual inter course from day 10 from the first day of period and to day 20, the chances of pregnancy are much more. There are many determinants of pregnancy. You should be sexually matured. Your partner should be sexually matured. The period of your partner should be in the fertile stage. Female egg and male sperm cells should be healthy enough. Then female uterus should be capable to get conceived. If all these are satisfied, the pregnancy could be a result. Take care.

I can do sex with my wife on 20 December but I can't do vaginal sex now her periods starts at 8 January but they can't come now previous month period of my wife is 8 Dec to 14 Dec now she is pregnant or not.

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
I can do sex with my wife on 20 December but I can't do vaginal sex now her periods starts at 8 January but they can'...
Dear user. FERTILE PHASE is the phase of a female's menstrual cycle when an egg (ovule) is released from the ovaries. In humans, ovulation occurs about midway through the menstrual cycle, after the follicular phase. The few days surrounding ovulation (from approximately days 10 to 18 of a 28 day cycle), constitute the most fertile phase. So if you have ejaculatory sexual inter course from day 10 from the first day of period and to day 20, the chances of pregnancy are much more. There are many determinants of pregnancy. You should be sexually matured. Your partner should be sexually matured. The period of your partner should be in the fertile stage. Female egg and male sperm cells should be healthy enough. Then female uterus should be capable to get conceived. If all these are satisfied, the pregnancy could be a result. Take care.

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Things You May Not Have Known About Semen

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
Things You May Not Have Known About Semen

1. Sperm and semen are not the same thing.

Spermatazoa, or sperm, is the name given to the reproductive cell that looks like a tadpole. Seminal fluid is the stuff that the tadpole swims in. Together they form semen — an armored tank carrying a fertilization superhero. Or, as morgentaler calls them" heat-seeking missiles"

2. Seminal fluid is the sperm's sacred protector.

Seminal fluid helps sperm" do their biologic mission" as morgentaler calls it, by helping the sperm get into the female body. Seminal fluid is alkaline, so it reduces the acidity sperm experiences in the female reproductive system. And, perhaps most important, seminal fluid gives the sperm the energy (in the form of fructose) they need for their arduous swim.

3. Semen is formed in three different parts of the body, not just the testes.

According to morgentaler, semen comes from three main structures in the male reproductive anatomy. The first is the prostate, which forms a milky substance full of enzymes, proteins, and minerals. The second are the seminal vesicles, which produce the fructose as well as two-thirds of the fluid. The third are the testicles, which produce the sperm and some other fluid as well.

4. Sperm are the only human cells produced in one individual, but designed for survival in another.

" sperm are amazing" morgentaler says, because of this fact. Think about it! our bodies are designed to attack anything that is not from our own body. Sperm didn't get that memo, though. Not unlike the white-haired traveler anthony bourdain, sperm, too, venture on to parts unknown.

5. Dudes produce a shit ton of sperm.

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6. Most of a man's sperm are pretty useless.

According to morgentaler" guys are into quantity and not so much quality" only a bit more than half the semen in an average ejaculation can swim, he says, and up to 70–90% are not ideally shaped for swimming. We are talking two heads, two tails, big heads, small heads, big tails, small tails, no tails… it's a hot (literally) mess (sometimes literally).

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Ayurveda, Pune
Common Skin Allergies & Their Ayurvedic Remedies!

The skin is the largest external organ as well as the largest organ in general in the human body. There are many types of skin diseases that can afflict your body and they may appear anywhere. Ayurveda is a potent weapon which can be used to treat many skin diseases effectively. The natural remedies of Ayurveda are being increasingly adopted throughout the world. Let's take a look at a few of the skin diseases that can be easily cured by ayurveda.

  1. Eczema - One of the most common types of skin diseases, eczema is characterized by the reactions that the skin has. These reactions can manifest themselves in many forms. The most common reaction is swelling of the skin with redness. Other forms may also develop blisters, cracking of the skin, scaling or papules.
  2. Scaly rashes - Scientifically known as Papulosquamous Eruptions, scaly rashes are usually the result of itching which in itself is a reaction to some internal or external factors. These rashes can be mild to severely painful depending on what had caused them. Some factors behind these may be eczema, reaction to drugs, psoriasis and others.
  3. Urticaria - These rashes differ from other ones as they persist for a short period of time and usually result in swellings on the skin. These swellings may be very sensitive and itchy. Some common examples of Urticaria are Nettle rashes and hives that may develop due to an external factor such as bug bites.
  4. Psoriasis - Ayurveda has great treatments for this disease as its incidence within the population is quite high. This is a non-infectious skin condition where inflammation occurs in the affected parts of the skin and reddish scales form on the body. This problem is usually attributed to excessive cells within the body.
  5. Pruritus or itching - Another very common skin affliction which can be caused by a variety of factors, it can be a reaction to something external or be caused by internal issues that may be developing. Mostly caused by the reaction of external nerve endings they may become very painful if over stimulated.

Ayurveda has many remedies for all of the ailments mentioned above along with many other skin disorders and has gained popularity as it completely natural and devoid of side effects encountered with conventional medicine. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cancer - 6 Ways To Help You Manage Your Condition!

MBBS, MD, DM - Oncology
Oncologist, Pune
Cancer - 6 Ways To Help You Manage Your Condition!

We live in an age where every single individual, more or less, is exposed to the risk of cancer. It is probably an unfavorable lifestyle we lead that deprives us of good health. This might alarm many but considerable changes in lifestyle can help you realize cancer as a preventable disease. Cancer does not only make you undergo severe suffering but it also affects your friends and family. The pallor of misery spreads wider than you think.

  1. Abstain from tobacco: Consuming raw tobacco or smoking tobacco can be equally detrimental to your health. Tobacco increases your chances of contracting the disease. As is known, passive smoking can also affect your health adversely. Tobacco can be the potential cause behind cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs, oral cavity and even the pancreas. It might harm your kidneys and cervix. It is upon you to quit tobacco at the earliest possible. One should also try and persuade friends and relatives to give up smoking.
  2. Drink alcohol in moderation: Complete abstinence from alcohol might not be possible if you have already been ushered into your work- life. The society might require you to be an occasional drinker. It is important to drink in moderation. Crossing the limit can propel consequences as serious as cancer of the stomach, pancreas, liver and the heart.
  3. A balanced and nutritious dietDeciding on a plant- based diet or a Mediterranean diet can aid your fight against the risk of cancer. A Mediterranean diet will involve green leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, mixed nuts, legumes and also the use of extra- virgin olive oil. Fish can be a safe bet but red meat should be avoided. One must also try to avoid processed meat as they tend to make you prone to the risk of cancer.
  4. Immunization: Hepatitis B and HPV or Human papilloma virus vaccines are extremely necessary to protect you against the sexually transmitted types of cancer.
  5. Sun protection: Caring for your skin doesn't arise from vanity. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent kinds of cancer; the chances of this disease can be restricted by remaining in shade especially during midday, by wearing covered clothes and by using a good sunscreen lotion repeatedly while outside.
  6. Exercise diligently: Did you think it was okay to have weaker muscles and bulging layers of fat? If yes, you probably have grown numb to the inadequacies you face in result. Unchecked fat can lead to obesity which further complicates health conditions. Metabolic activity differs from person to person. Regular exercising can help regulate metabolism according to the needs of your body. Physical exercise protects you against the risk of breast and colon cancer. Moderate or vigorous physical activity for 150 to 75 minutes a week respectively can reduce the risk of cancer.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Fatty Liver - What To Know About It?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
Fatty Liver - What To Know About It?

Fatty liver is a condition where excess fat is deposited on this organ. Also called as steatosis, this condition happens when more than 5- 10 percent of the weight of the liver is made up of fat. Fatty liver is a common condition among people. A study from coastal regions of India found ~ 25% of healthy persons had patients had fatty liver on ultrasound. It can occur at all ages including childhood, highest prevalence is in 40–50 year age group. Prevalence more in patient who are obese and in diabetic patients.

Types of Fatty Liver

1 Alcoholic fatty liver: This condition occurs when there is a heavy consumption of alcohol. Gastroenterologists recommend abstention from alcohol for this condition to subside. If the patient continues to consume alcohol, then liver cirrhosis may develop.

2 Non alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL): One may develop a fatty liver even if one is not an alcoholic. The liver in some cases is unable to process the fat in cells causing them to build-up on the organ.

When more than 10% of the liver is made of fat then this condition is called Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL).

Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): When fatty liver is associated with inflammation in liver patient is said to be having Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. NASH is a more advanced stage of NAFLD, and has a higher risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These condition display symptoms like jaundice, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. Blood test (LFT) shows raised enzymes level. Approx 5-8% of the Indian population has NASH. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

3 Fatty liver during pregnancy: Occurring mainly in the third trimester, the symptoms of this condition are vomiting, nausea, pain the right part of the abdomen and jaundice.

Symptoms

During the early stages (fatty liver) of the disease, patients usually have no symptoms directly related to liver disease. However, people may experience a vague abdominal discomfort. If their liver is inflamed (NASH) then they may display symptoms of poor appetite, weight loss, pain in the abdomen and disorientation.

What causes fatty liver?

The most common cause of fatty liver is alcoholism. When the human liver is unable to metabolize fat fast enough or when there is an excess accumulation of fat on the liver cells then the liver becomes fatty. However, intake of high-fat foods may not result in a fatty liver.

Predisposing factor:

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Obesity or being overweight
  3. Hyperlipidemia or the condition where there are high levels of fat in the blood
  4. Genetic reasons
  5. Rapid loss of weight
  6. Drugs: Aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, tetracycline etc. cause side effects which also leads to fatty liver
  7. Nutritional status (eg, overnutrition, severe malnutrition, total parenteral nutrition [TPN], or starvation diet)
  8. Other health problems (eg, Hepatitis C infection, celiac sprue and Wilson disease).

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Beware! These 4 Foods Are Cancerous In Nature!

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General Physician, Gurgaon
Beware! These 4 Foods Are Cancerous In Nature!

The food you eat is critical for your overall well-being as cancers that often affect the human body are of gastrointestinal origin. Stick to organic and chemical free foods to live a healthier life, since they reduce the risk of cancer substantially. Regular consumption of the food items mentioned below increase your risk of developing cancer, as well as many other conditions and should be avoided at all costs.

  1. Microwave Popcorn: Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl, which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.
  2. Canned Tomatoes: While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in, which contains a chemical known as Bisphenol A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to the high acidic level. BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.
  3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat: Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dog, etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing, but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat, since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines, which is another dangerous food item that smoked meat contains as it picks up tar from the smoking process. 
  4. Farmed Salmon: It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

About Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
When is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
What are the side effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
Key highlights of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin approved?
Medicines containing Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
What are the interactions for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?