Follitropin alfa

Generic Medicine Info
Hypersensitivity. Abnormal genital bleeding of undetermined origin, sex hormone sensitive malignancies of the reproductive tract and accessory organs, an organic intracranial lesion e.g. pituitary tumor, ovarian cysts or enlargement of undetermined origin, high levels of FSH indicating primary gonadal failure, uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal dysfunction, pregnancy, lactation.
Special Precautions
May result in multiple births. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, serious pulmonary conditions and thromboembolic events may occur. Evaluate patients for hypothyroidism, adrenocortical deficiency, hyperprolactinaemia, pituitary and hypothalamic tumors before starting therapy.
Adverse Reactions
Ovarian cysts, mild to severe Inj site reactions, headache, mild to moderate ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), abdominal pain, GI disturbances. Rarely, severe OHSS, ovarian torsion, thromboembolism, mild systemic allergic reactions.
ATC Classification
G03GA05 - follitropin alfa ; Belongs to the class of gonadotropins. Used as ovulation stimulants.
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