follitropin beta - injection, Follistim
GENERIC NAME: FOLLITROPIN BETA - INJECTION (foll-ih-TROH-pin)
BRAND NAME(S): Follistim
USES: This medication contains the hormone (FSH) and is used to treat certain fertility problems in women and men. In women, it helps stimulate healthy ovaries to produce eggs. This medication is usually used in combination with another hormone (hCG) to bring about the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation). In men, it helps stimulate healthy testes to produce sperm. It is also used in combination with hCG.This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary ovarian failure) or for men whose testes no longer make sperm properly (primary testicular failure).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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