Chorionic Gonadotropin, Human

Precautions

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: early puberty (in boys), male sex hormone-dependant cancer (such as prostate cancer) in boys, heart disease (such as heart failure), kidney disease, seizures, asthma, migraine headaches.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

When this medication is used in females with menotropins to treat infertility, it may cause multiple births (such as twins, triplets).

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Side Effects

Headache, restlessness, tiredness, or pain at injection site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling of the ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (such as depression, irritability), signs of early puberty in boys (such as facial/pubic hair, voice change, acne), pain/swelling of the breast (in boys).

For women, when this medication is used with menotropins to treat infertility, also tell your doctor right away if this serious side effect occurs: abdominal pain/pressure/swelling.

For women, when this medication is used with menotropins to treat infertility, get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: chest pain, trouble speaking, weakness on one side of the body, confusion.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, shortness of breath.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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