Choriogonadotropin Alfa,HumRec

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Pronounced

"KOR-ee-o-goe-nad-oh-troe-pin AL-fa"

Common brand names:

Ovidrel

Uses

This medication is used as part of a treatment program for certain fertility problems in women. It is generally used in combination with another hormone (FSH). This medication provides the hormone (hCG), which stimulates the release of a mature egg (ovulation) and helps you become pregnant.

This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary ovarian failure).

This medication has not been shown to be effective for weight loss and should not be used for this purpose due to risk of serious side effects.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. You will be trained by a healthcare professional on how to properly use this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Inject this medication under the skin (subcutaneously) as directed by your doctor, usually one day after your last dose of the hormone FSH. Follow your doctor's instruction closely to ensure proper timing of this medication.

Wash hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Inject the prescribed dose as directed by your doctor. Discard any unused portion of the medication immediately after the injection. Do not save it for future use. Do not change the dose unless instructed by your doctor or use this medication for a longer period than prescribed.

Learn how to store and discard syringes, needles, and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more information.

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