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Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin or hMG for short is used to treat infertility in women. It is also known by the name of Menotropin. It is a hormonally active drug that stimulates the production of eggs in the ovaries in cases of women who suffer from ovarian failure. Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin is extricated from the urine of postmenopausal females. The urine of a postmenopausal woman contains high levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), lutropin hormone (LH) and also gonadotropins. Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin is injected into the body through the muscle.

Using Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin may show these side effects; headaches, mood swings, weakness, weight gain, swelling in the area where the injection has been given, enlargement of the breasts and also breast tenderness. The other most common effect of using Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin is pain in the abdominal area caused by ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS). This happens when too many eggs are produced and the ovaries subsequently swell up. The other risk that may arise from taking these shots is that of conceiving twins in case you were not planning for it. Before taking this medication it is advised that you consult and inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions mentioned below:

  • If your are allergic to menotropins or gonadotropins.
  • If you suffer from vaginal bleeding.
  • If you have a ovarian cyst.

Dosage differs from person to person. It is generally fixed according to the individual requirement of each patient. Ideally, if you time your conception and try to have intercourse within 12 to 36 hours after Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin has been given, chances of you becoming pregnant are higher. In case the first cycle therapy does not work then re-evaluate it. You should have second thoughts about taking Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin and consult your doctor if ovulation does not occur even after three cycles of treatment.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.

  • 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.
  • Assisted reproductive technique

    This medicine is also used in conjugation with other hormonal preparations to assist in conception. It is also used for in vitro fertilization procedures.

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to gonadotropic medications (hormonal preparations obtained from the placenta of pregnant women or from the urine of postmenopausal women).
  • Ovarian cyst/enlargement

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an enlargement of the ovary which is caused by reasons other than poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have/had an episode of abnormal vaginal bleeding and the reason is not determined.
  • Tumors

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a tumor of the pituitary, adrenal, or thyroid glands indicated by increased secretion of hormones.
  • Sex hormone related tumors

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a tumor caused due to an excess of sex hormones in the body.
  • Primary ovarian failure

    This medicine is not recommended for use in women who have age related dysfunction of the ovaries indicated by high levels of follicle stimulating hormone in the body.

  • Bloating

  • Stomach pain

  • Pain in the lower abdomen

  • Infections

  • Nausea or Vomiting

  • Rapid weight gain

  • Allergic Skin Reaction

  • Irritability

  • Enlargement of breasts

  • Headache

  • Sleeplessness

  • Pain at the injection site

  • Unexpected vaginal bleeding

  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use, dose duration etc.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and the onset time can vary depending upon the intended use and dose duration.
  • 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.

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Below is the list of medicines, which contains Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin as ingredient

Human Menopausal Gonadotrophin is a mixture of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) produced by the pituitary gland. These hormones stimulate the production of egg in female and sperms in a male.

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

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    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 results.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Report the use of ganirelix before receiving this medicine as the risk of decreased efficacy is fairly high. You may need a 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.
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