follitropin alfa multidose vial - injection, Gonal-F
GENERIC NAME: FOLLITROPIN ALFA MULTIDOSE VIAL - INJECTION (foll-ih-TROH-pin AL-fa)
BRAND NAME(S): Gonal-F
USES: This medication is used in combination with another hormone (hCG) to treat certain fertility problems in women and men.Follitropin alfa provides the hormone (FSH) that makes healthy ovaries produce eggs. It helps the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation). This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary ovarian failure).In males, hCG is used before and with this medication to stimulate sperm production. Follitropin alfa is not recommended for men that cannot make sperm (primary testicular failure).
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet before starting this medication and each time you get a refill of this medication because new information may be available. You will be trained by a healthcare professional on how to properly use this medication. If any of the information is unclear, consult your healthcare professional.Inject under the skin (subcutaneously) usually once daily in women and three times a week in men, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage and duration of therapy is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Wash hands with soap and water before using this medication. Follow all instructions for proper mixing of this medication with the mixing liquid provided. Do not shake the vial. If bubbles appear, wait a few seconds for the bubbles to disappear.Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to measure the dose correctly. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site with each new injection to avoid discomfort or problem areas under the skin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time as scheduled. Do not change the dose unless instructed by your doctor or use this drug for a longer period than prescribed.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
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