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Menopur Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What are menotropins (Menopur)?
- What are the possible side effects of menotropins (Menopur)?
- What is the most important information I should know about menotropins (Menopur)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using menotropins (Menopur)?
- How should I use menotropins (Menopur)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Menopur)?
- What happens if I overdose (Menopur)?
- What should I avoid while using menotropins (Menopur)?
- What other drugs will affect menotropins (Menopur)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using menotropins (Menopur)?
Menotropins will not induce ovulation or sperm production if your ovaries or testes are not functioning properly.
Do not use menotropins without first taking to your doctor if you
- might be pregnant;
- have a thyroid problem;
- have cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland;
- have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding;
- have ovarian cysts or enlargement; or
- have any other serious or chronic medical illness.
You may not be able to use menotropins, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Do not use menotropins if you are pregnant. Menotropins are in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that they are known to cause birth defects.
It is not known whether menotropins pass into breast milk. Do not use menotropins without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use menotropins (Menopur)?
Use menotropins exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.
Formulations of menotropins intended for intramuscular injection (an injection into muscle) must not be administered subcutaneously (under the skin), and vice versa. If you are administering this medication at home, your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to mix the solution and give yourself the injection. Do not inject menotropins if you are not sure how.
Use the solution immediately after it is mixed. Throw away any medicine that is left over.
Never reuse a needle or syringe. Dispose of all needles and syringes in an appropriate, puncture-resistant disposal container.
Store menotropins at room temperature or in the refrigerator, away from direct light, moisture, and heat.
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