Chorionic Gonadotrophin Human (Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules)

 

Overview

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in Infertility.

Chorionic gonadotrophin human (Core-ee-on-ik go-nad-at-row-fin human) is a medicine which is used in female infertility, male infertility, delayed puberty and androgen deficiency.

The information in this Medicine Guide for chorionic gonadotrophin human varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.

Your medicine

Chorionic gonadotrophin human contains a hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin. In men Chorionic gonadotrophin human increases the production of testosterone and may be used to treat androgen deficiency, delayed puberty or infertility. In women Chorionic gonadotrophin human is used in the treatment of infertility or as part of a treatment programme for assisted reproduction. Assisted reproduction increases the chances of having a multiple pregnancy. You should discuss multiple pregnancy with your prescriber if you are considering having Chorionic gonadotrophin human as part of a programme of treatment of assisted reproduction.

Chorionic gonadotrophin human needs to be injected. Your prescriber or another healthcare professional may give you your injections. If you are going to have this medicine for a long time or if you need to have injections very often your prescriber will show you how to inject this medicine yourself. If you are injecting this medicine yourself then follow the instructions from your prescriber.

There should also be instructions on how to inject this medicine in the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with this medicine or on the pharmacy label.

The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should have. It also tells you how often you should have your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should have. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.

Do not share your medicine with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.

If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.

Whether this medicine is suitable for you

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in female infertility.

Chorionic gonadotrophin human is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a bad reaction to human gonadotrophins in the past
  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • have a malformation of the sexual organs
  • have a tumour in the breast, uterus or ovaries
  • have adrenal or pituitary gland problems
  • have diabetes
  • have or have had thromboembolic problems
  • have polycystic ovary syndrome
  • have risk factors for thromboembolic problems such as being obese or a family history of thromboembolic problems
  • have thyroid problems
  • have vaginal bleeding and the cause of the bleeding is not known

As part of the process of assessing suitability to take this medicine a prescriber may also arrange tests:

  • to determine whether or not the medicine is suitable and whether it must be prescribed with extra care
  • to check that this medicine is not having any undesired effects

Over time it is possible that Chorionic gonadotrophin human can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Chorionic gonadotrophin human has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in male infertility, delayed puberty and androgen deficiency.

Chorionic gonadotrophin human is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a bad reaction to human gonadotrophins in the past
  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • have adrenal or pituitary gland problems
  • have or are currently having investigations for androgen sensitive tumours such as testicular, prostate or breast cancer
  • have or have had epilepsy
  • have or have had heart problems
  • have or have had high blood pressure
  • have or have had kidney problems
  • have or have had migraines
  • have thyroid problems

As part of the process of assessing suitability to take this medicine a prescriber may also arrange tests:

  • to determine whether or not the medicine is suitable and whether it must be prescribed with extra care
  • to check that this medicine is not having any undesired effects

Over time it is possible that Chorionic gonadotrophin human can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Chorionic gonadotrophin human has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.

Alcohol

Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.

In the case of Chorionic gonadotrophin human:

  • there are no known interactions between alcohol and Chorionic gonadotrophin human

Diet

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.

In the case of Chorionic gonadotrophin human:

  • there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when having Chorionic gonadotrophin human

Driving and operating machinery

When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

In the case of Chorionic gonadotrophin human:

  • this medicine will not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery

You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.

Family planning and pregnancy

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in female infertility.

This medicine is not given to women who are pregnant so its effects in pregnancy are not relevant.

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in male infertility, delayed puberty and androgen deficiency.

The effects of Chorionic gonadotrophin human on pregnancy are not relevant when it is being used by men.

Breast-feeding

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in female infertility.

Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.

You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of having this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to have this medicine while you are breast-feeding.

Information specific to: Chorionic gonadotrophin 5,000unit powder and solvent for solution for injection ampoules when used in male infertility, delayed puberty and androgen deficiency.

The effects of Chorionic gonadotrophin human on breast-feeding are not relevant when it is being used by men.

Taking other medicines

There are no known important interactions between Chorionic gonadotrophin human and other medicines. If you experience any unusual symptoms while having Chorionic gonadotrophin human and other medicines you should tell your prescriber.

Complementary preparations and vitamins

Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.

If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Chorionic gonadotrophin human.

Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.

If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should tell your prescriber.

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