choriogonadotropin alfa - injection, Ovidrel
GENERIC NAME: CHORIOGONADOTROPIN ALFA - INJECTION (kor-ee-oh-go-NAD-oh-trow-pin alfa)
BRAND NAME(S): Ovidrel
USES: This medication is used to treat certain fertility problems in women. It is the hormone (hCG) that causes the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation). This medication is usually used in combination with another hormone (FSH) that helps cause healthy ovaries to produce eggs.This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary ovarian failure).
HOW TO USE: This medicine comes with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.Learn all the preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your health care professional.After injecting the mixing liquid into the vial, gently roll the vial to mix the drug. Do not shake the liquid. Doing so may make this medicine less effective. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.Wash your hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before injecting the dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol.Inject this medication under the skin, usually the day after your last dose of follicle stimulating medicine (e.g., menotropins) or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor will do lab/medical tests (e.g., estrogen blood levels, ultrasound) to decide when it is time to use this medication.Be sure to keep all medical appointments so your doctor can closely monitor your response and determine the time you should use this medication.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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