CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

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Gonadotropin injection

Hi, I would like to know where the Gonadotropin injection should be exactly injection. I am on treatment, so that I can conceive. I have followed my doctors advice, and I was supposed to do the Gonadotropin injection 36 hours before insemination. Trai...
by Premila in canada, 04/10/2007

chorionic gonadotropin

been taking the injections twice a week for 1 yr. now and lost 40#- why have I not lost any the last 4 months?              
by nikita greer in sc, usa, 07/05/2007

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Novarel, Chorex, Profasi, Pregnyl

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Chorionic Gonadotropin (kore-ee-ON-ik goe-NAD-oh-troe-pin) Treats a condition where the testes (testicles) do not develop properly in boys. Also treats low hormone levels in men. Used as a part of infertility treatment to make a woman's ovary release an egg (ovulation). Sometimes called HCG.

When To Not Use CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), or if you have prostate cancer or similar kinds of cancer. A boy who has started puberty too soon (generally before age 9) should not use this medicine. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

How Should You Use CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor, pharmacist, or treatment clinic for instructions.

Proper CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, kidney disease, epilepsy (seizures), migraine headaches, or asthma.
  • For women: This medicine may cause more than one egg at a time to be released from your ovary. This means you may become pregnant with twins, triplets, or multiple babies. Talk with your doctor about this possibility before you start using this medicine.
  • The medicine may cause a boy to start puberty too soon. Call your doctor if your child starts to show signs of puberty while using this medicine. Some signs are acne, voice changes, getting taller too fast, or starting to grow hair in the armpit or on the face.
  • Profasi® contains benzyl alcohol. Tell your doctor if you have ever used benzyl alcohol before and it made you sick.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain, or coughing up blood
  • Numbness or weakness in your arm or leg, or on one side of your body
  • Pain in your lower leg (calf)
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or pain in your pelvis (in women)
  • Sudden or severe headache, problems with vision, speech, or walking
  • Sudden weight gain or bloating (in women)
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or sad
  • Headache
  • Pain where the shot is given
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • Tiredness

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