Bravelle (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Bravelle (Injection) Medication Classification
Bravelle (Injection) Brandname
Bravelle (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Urofollitropin (yoor-oh-fol-li-TROE-pin) Causes the ovaries to release eggs (ovulation) in women who have polycystic ovary disease or a hormone problem that keeps them from ovulating.
When To Not Use Bravelle (Injection)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to urofollitropin or if you are pregnant. Urofollitropin should not be used if you have certain types of thyroid or adrenal gland disorder, a pituitary tumor, unusual bleeding that you do not know the cause of, an ovarian cyst, or infertility that is caused by medical problems other than polycystic ovary disease--check with your doctor.
How Should You Use Bravelle (Injection)
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
- An IM shot is given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks).
- It is best to have a nurse or doctor show you how to give yourself the shot. Sometimes a family member or friend can be taught to give your medicine. Make sure you understand how to give the medicine correctly. If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.
Proper Bravelle (Injection) Storage
Store Bravelle (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Bravelle (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Bravelle (Injection)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Bravelle (Injection) Warnings
- If you are breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
- This medicine may cause more than one egg at a time to be released from the ovary, and there is a chance you may become pregnant with more than one baby (twins, triplets, etc.). Talk with your doctor about this risk before you start using urofollitropin.
- You need to work closely with your doctor and follow all instructions carefully for the best chance that this treatment will work.
Bravelle (Injection) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe pelvic pain with nausea, vomiting, and weight gain
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating
- Pain, itching, or swelling where the shot is given
- Skin rash or itching
- Breast tenderness
- Dry skin or hair loss