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(menotropins) for Injection, USP
FOR SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION
Menopur® (menotropins for injection, USP) is a preparation of gonadotropins, extracted from the urine of postmenopausal women, which has undergone additional steps for purification. Each vial of Menopur® (menotropins injection) contains 75 International Units (IU) of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) activity and 75 IU of luteinizing hormone (LH) activity, plus 21 mg lactose monohydrate and 0.005 mg Polysorbate 20 and Sodium Phosphate Buffer (Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Heptahydrate and Phosphoric Acid) in a sterile, lyophilized form intended for reconstitution with sterile 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Menopur® (menotropins injection) is administered by subcutaneous (SC) injection.
The biological activity of Menopur® (menotropins injection) is determined using the USP bioassays for FSH (ovarian weight gain assay in female rats) and LH (seminal vesicle weight gain assay in male rats), modified to increase the accuracy and reproducibility of these assays. The FSH and LH activity assays are standardized using the Fourth International Standard for Urinary FSH and Urinary LH, November 2000, by the Expert Committee on Biological Standardization of the World Health Organization (WHO ECBS). Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is detected in Menopur® (menotropins injection) .
Both FSH and LH are glycoproteins that are acidic and water soluble.
Therapeutic class: Infertility.
What are the possible side effects of menotropins (Menopur, Repronex)?
Stop using menotropins and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Less than 2% of female patients treated with menotropins develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first cycle of therapy. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Notify your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if...
What are the precautions when taking menotropins injection (Menopur)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other products containing follicle stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: other fertility problems (e.g., primary ovarian failure), abnormal uterine/vaginal bleeding, thyroid problems, adrenal gland problems, cancer of the reproductive organs (breast, uterus, ovary), tumor in the brain (e.g., pituitary tumor), ovarian cysts/enlarged ovaries (not due to...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/25/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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