Novarel (Injection)

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Novarel and Weight Loss

I recently began a weight management program at an internal medicine office. I was given Novarel syringes and prescribed an appetite suppressant. I have since read that Novarel has not been proven to assist in weight loss. I am a healthy 41 year old w...
by Wendy in Claremont, NC, 10/05/2006

worried about friend

                    can this medication being used  as  an injection,  help a person lose accumalated fat  where it is injected?
by Unknown in puerto rico, 08/22/2007

male infertility

dear sirs , i have a bottle of novarel 10,000 iu how many iu per shot should i take a week and for how long trying to get my wife pregant......
by john in usa, 09/05/2007

Does the Novarel Injections Hurt?

I was wondering if the Novarel injections hurt? What part of the body so you give them usually?
by Sally, 03/06/2007


I would like to know the dosage on these injections how many should one apply at a time and for how long can one take these injections?
by sonia in texas, 05/25/2009

Novarel (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Novarel (Injection)

Novarel (Injection) Medication Classification


Novarel (Injection) Brandname

Novarel, Chorex, Profasi, Pregnyl

Novarel (Injection) 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 Novarel (Injection)

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 Novarel (Injection)


  • 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 Novarel (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Novarel (Injection)

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

Novarel (Injection) 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.

Novarel (Injection) 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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