This medication is prescribed for the treatment of specific fertility issues in women. It functions by supplying follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to support the production of eggs in healthy ovaries. Typically, it is combined with another hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to facilitate pregnancy by promoting the growth and release of a mature egg during ovulation.
Uses and Dosage
Adhere to your doctor’s instructions precisely to ensure maximum effectiveness of this medication. Administer it at the same time each day to aid in remembrance.
Inject this medication subcutaneously as directed by your doctor. The prescribed dosage and treatment duration depend on your medical condition, response to therapy, and concurrent medications, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products. Ensure that you inform your doctor and pharmacist about all products you use.
Keep all medical appointments to enable close monitoring by your doctor and determine the appropriate dosage for your needs. The manufacturer advises not exceeding 450 international units per day and not using the medication for more than 20 days per treatment cycle. Do not alter the dosage or extend the treatment duration beyond the prescription without your doctor’s approval.
Carefully follow the instructions for proper mixing with the provided correct fluid. Prior to usage, visually inspect the solution for particles or discoloration; if present, avoid using the liquid. Employ the solution immediately after mixing and discard any unused portion. For any questions regarding the usage of this medication, consult your pharmacist.
Before using this medication, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol before administering each dose. To prevent discomfort and skin issues, change the injection site daily.
Learn the proper methods of storing and disposing of needles and medical supplies safely. Seek advice from your pharmacist on the correct procedures.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- breast tenderness
- feeling of fullness in the abdomen
- general feeling of being unwell
- generalized pain (body, back, joint)
- nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (not continuing or severe)
- pain, rash, swelling, or irritation at place of injection
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- difficulty breathing
- pain and swelling in one leg muscle
- abdominal or pelvic pain or discomfort
- difficulty breathing
- decreased amount of urine
- rapid weight gain
Prior to using this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you have, whether to this medication, other products containing follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone, or any other substances. Inactive ingredients in the product could potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
Share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication, especially if you have other fertility problems like primary ovarian failure, experience abnormal uterine/vaginal bleeding, have thyroid or adrenal gland issues, had or have reproductive organ cancer, a brain tumor, ovarian cysts/enlarged ovaries not due to polycystic ovary syndrome, experienced ovarian torsion, have a personal/family history of blood clots or blood clotting disorders, obesity, stroke, certain heart diseases, or lung problems.
This drug may cause dizziness. Consumption of alcohol or marijuana may intensify this effect. Refrain from driving, using machinery, or engaging in tasks requiring alertness until you can do so safely.
Be aware that multiple births may occur as a result of this treatment. For more information, consult your doctor.
Discontinue the use of this medication once you become pregnant, as it must not be used during pregnancy. If you suspect you may be pregnant, inform your doctor promptly.
It is unclear whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strength
Menopur is available in the following forms and strengths:
- Menopur (form)
- menotropins (form)
Does Menopur make eggs grow?
Menopur is used to stimulate the ovaries to grow and develop egg sacs (‘follicles’).
How quickly does Menopur work?
Menopur will be fully absorbed by the body about 18 hours after your dose, but you usually need to use this medication for about 2 weeks.