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Pregnyl

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/8/2016
Pregnyl Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/07/2016

Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women, and to increase sperm count in men. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is also used in young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum normally. This can be caused by a pituitary gland disorder. Common side effects of Pregnyl include:

  • headache,
  • restlessness,
  • tiredness,
  • irritability,
  • swelling or water weight gain,
  • depression,
  • breast tenderness or swelling, or
  • injection site reactions (pain, swelling, or irritation).

The dosage regimen of Pregnyl depends on the condition being treated, the age and weight of the patient, and the physician's preference. There may be other drugs that can interact with Pregnyl. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Pregnyl must not be used during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pregnyl Consumer Information

Stop using HCG and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs of a blood clot: pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in your arm or leg; confusion, extreme dizziness, or severe headache.

Some women using this medicine have developed a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first treatment cycle. OHSS can be a life-threatening condition. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of OHSS:

  • severe pelvic pain;
  • swelling of the hands or legs;
  • stomach pain and swelling;
  • shortness of breath;
  • weight gain;
  • diarrhea;
  • nausea or vomiting; or
  • urinating less than normal.

This medication can cause early puberty in young boys. Call your doctor if a boy using this medicine shows early signs of puberty, such as a deepened voice, pubic hair growth, and increased acne or sweating.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • feeling restless or irritable;
  • mild swelling or water weight gain;
  • depression;
  • breast tenderness or swelling; or
  • pain, swelling, or irritation where the injection is given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Pregnyl (Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection)

Pregnyl Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Headache, irritability, restlessness, depression, fatigue, edema, precocious puberty, gynecomastia, pain at the site of injection.

Hypersensitivity reactions, both localized and systemic in nature, have been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pregnyl (Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection)

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© Pregnyl Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Pregnyl Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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