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Menotropins

USES

This drug is used to treat infertility in women. It is also used to treat hypogonadism.

Drug class: Gonadotropins (human menopausal gonadotropin)

Route of administration: Intramuscular or subcutaneous

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Is it a drug that needs a prescription? YES

Is it an OTC drug? NO

MECHANISM OF ACTION

This drug is used in combination with another drug (hormone- human chorionic gonadotropin). It helps in inducing ovulation by providing gonadotropins (follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone).

SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects may include:

  • Pain in stomach
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Chills/fever
  • Pain in chest
  • Joint pain
  • Instant weight gain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Swelling in the pelvic area
  • Change in amount of urine

PRECAUTIONS

Before using this drug, talk to the doctor about underlying conditions:

If you are allergic to it or other medications containing gonadotropin hormones.

If you have a medical history of primary ovarian failure, adrenal problem, thyroid disease, vaginal bleeding, cancer in breast/uterus/ovary, pituitary tumor, ovarian cyst/failure.

Limit alcohol consumption as it makes you more drowsy.

Avoid the use of this medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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