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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: swelling of the ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, irritability), signs of early puberty in boys (e.g., facial/pubic hair, voice change, acne), pain/swelling of the breast (in boys).
For women, when this medication is used with menotropins to treat infertility, also tell your doctor immediately if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: abdominal pain/pressure/swelling.
For women, when this medication is used with menotropins to treat infertility, seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, confusion.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, shortness of breath.
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 Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin) 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 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: early puberty (in boys), male sex hormone-dependant cancer (e.g., prostate cancer) in boys.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart disease (e.g., congestive heart failure), kidney disease, seizures, asthma, migraine headaches.
This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.
When this medication is used in females with menotropins to treat infertility, it may cause multiple births (e.g., twins, triplets).
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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