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What is Menopur (Menotropins) prescribed for?

This is a medication used to treat fertility problems in women. It proves follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone that helps healthy ovaries create eggs. And in combination with this medication and another hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin, it can help you to become pregnant by bringing about the growth and the release of a mature egg.

However, if a woman’s ovaries can no longer make eggs properly due to primary ovarian failure, then this medication is not recommended for that woman.

If you are given any physical information, such as a pamphlet, listen to whatever advice your doctor may have to offer about this medication.

This medication is to be injected under the skin. Follow your doctor’s orders exactly.  Remember the dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition and your response to therapy, alongside what other medications you may be taking at the moment. Be sure to tell your doctor of all of the medicines that you are currently taking, and that includes prescribed and no prescribed medications, along with any herbal products.

Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. You must properly mix the correct fluid. Before using check the solution visually for any particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Discard it and use another one.

Wash your hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before injecting each dose, make sure you clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. And do note that it is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid any discomfort and problem areas under the skin.

Learn how to store and discard the needles and medical supplies safely.


Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Menotropins; or to other products containing follicle stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone; or to any other medications or allergies in general.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform you doctor of you Medical history. Especially if you have any of the following; other fertility problems (such as primary ovarian failure), abnormal uterine/vaginal bleeding, thyroid problems, adrenal gland problems, cancer of the reproductive organs (breast, uterus, ovary), tumor in the brain (such as a pituitary tumor), ovarian cysts/enlarged ovaries (not due to polycystic ovary syndrome), twisting of the ovary (ovarian torsion), personal/family history of blood clots, blood clotting disorders (such as thrombophilia), obesity, stroke, certain heart diseases (such as heart attack), lung problems (such as asthma).

Multiple births may occur because of this treatment. Consult your doctor for more details.

Stop using this medication when you become pregnant. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

Side Effects

Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Headache, mild stomach pain/bloating, redness/pain at the injection site, breast tenderness, or dizziness may occur. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, joint pain, muscle ache, tiredness).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, sudden severe headache, pain/swelling of the calf muscles, chest pain, shortness of breath.

This medication may cause a condition known as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). This condition may occur during therapy or after treatment has been stopped. Rarely, serious OHSS causes fluid to suddenly build up in the stomach, chest, and heart area. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop the following side effects: severe pain/swelling in the lower abdominal (pelvic) area, nausea/vomiting, sudden/rapid weight gain, decreased urination.


What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak to your doctor before stopping taking this medication.


 What is the best dosage to take?

The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.


 What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the missed dose as soon as you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next scheduled dose to avoid overlapping in the dose.


 What is the best way to store this medication?

This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication, speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.

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