chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (generic name)

It is used for different reasons in men and women
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

For boys:

  • acne (pimples)
  • breast enlargement
  • enlargement of penis and testes
  • development of facial or pubic hair
  • a sudden increase in height

For women on fertility treatments:

  • indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting
  • passing small amounts of urine
  • shortness of breath
  • stomach area or pelvic pain or bloating
  • swelling
  • rapid weight gain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in emotions or mood
  • headache
  • pain, irritation or inflammation at the injection site
  • tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

You may not need to store this medicine at home. If you are taking this medicine at home, ask your pharmacist how to store the product you are using. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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