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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, joint pain, muscle ache, tiredness).
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, sudden severe headache, pain/swelling of the calf muscles, chest pain, shortness of breath.
This medication may cause a condition known as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). This condition may occur during therapy or after treatment has been stopped. Rarely, serious OHSS causes fluid to suddenly build up in the stomach, chest, and heart area. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop the following side effects: severe pain/swelling in the lower abdominal (pelvic) area, nausea/vomiting, sudden/rapid weight gain, change in the amount of urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Menopur (menotropins injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: 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.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: 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 polycystic ovary syndrome), twisting of the ovary (ovarian torsion), personal/family history of blood clots, blood clotting disorders (such as thrombophilia), obesity, stroke, certain heart diseases (e.g., heart attack), lung problems (e.g., asthma).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Multiple births may occur because of this treatment. Consult your doctor for more details.
Stop using this medication when you become pregnant. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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