menotropins (generic name)
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What is this medicine?MENOTROPINS (men oh TROE pins) is a fertility medicine. It is used to stimulate the ovaries. This may increase the chance of pregnancy.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- adrenal problem
- ovarian cyst or failure
- pituitary tumor
- thyroid disease
- unusual vaginal bleeding
- an unusual or allergic reaction to menotropins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection under the skin or into a muscle. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Tell your doctor if you miss a dose of this medicine.
What may interact with this medicine?
- herbal or dietary supplements, like blue cohosh, black cohosh, or chasteberry
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have important lab work done while you are taking this medicine.
Certain fertility treatments increase your chances of having multiple babies, like twins or triplets.
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
- breathing problems
- fever or chills
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- nausea, vomiting
- pain at site where injected
- shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in a leg
- stomach or pelvic bloating or pain
- sudden weight gain
- trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- breast tenderness
- irritation at site where injected
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 3 and 25 degrees C (37 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. After mixing, use the solution immediately and throw away any unused materials. Throw away any unused medicine 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.