Chorionic gonadotropin for injection (hCG) acts very similarly to luteinizing hormone—a hormone normally produced by the pituitary gland and in the placenta during pregnancy. hCG is indicated for inducing ovulation.
Important Safety Information
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP is a prescription medicine that contains a hormone to help stimulate healthy ovaries to make eggs. Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP is used for women who need medical help in becoming pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe more than one medicine as part of a pregnancy plan.
Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP has not been shown to be effective as an additional therapy for treating obesity. Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP has not been proven to help with weight loss, cause a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or decrease hunger and discomfort related to caloric-restricted diets.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP if you began puberty at an unusually early age, have prostate cancer, or have had a previous allergic reaction to Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP.
Chorionic Gonadotropin may cause serious side effects.
- Chorionic Gonadotropin can sometimes stimulate the ovaries too much. This is called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and can be a serious medical problem. OHSS may cause pelvic pain or breathing problems, or it may make you urinate less. In rare cases, patients with this problem have had serious lung problems.
- Chorionic Gonadotropin may also cause blood clots and strokes.
- Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have: severe abdominal or pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden weight gain, trouble breathing, or decreased or no urination.
- Chorionic Gonadotropin may cause you to be pregnant with twins or more than two babies at the same time.
- Anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions have occurred with urinary-derived human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) products.
Before taking Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have heart or kidney disease, epilepsy, migraine, or asthma.
- are pregnant or breastfeeding. Chorionic gonadotropin may cause harm to an unborn baby when given to a pregnant woman. It is not known whether chorionic gonadotropin is excreted in human milk.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP works.
Side effects of Chorionic Gonadotropin may include: headache, irritability, restlessness, depression, fatigue, swelling, and pain at the injection site.
These are not all the possible side effects of Chorionic Gonadotropin. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
This Important Safety Information does not include all the information needed to use Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP safely and effectively. To learn more about Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Please see the full prescribing information for Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection, USP.