Ovidrel vs. Pregnyl

Are Ovidrel and Pregnyl the Same Thing?

Ovidrel (choriogonadotropin alfa) and Pregnyl (chorionic gonadotropin) are forms of the hormone (hCG) that causes the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation) used to treat certain fertility problems in women.

Ovidrel is usually used in combination with another hormone (FSH) that helps cause healthy ovaries to produce eggs.

Pregnyl is also used 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.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ovidrel?

Common side effects of Ovidrel include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Pregnyl?

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).

What is Ovidrel?

Ovidrel (choriogonadotropin alfa) Injection is the hormone (hCG) that causes the growth and release of a mature egg (ovulation) used to treat certain fertility problems in women. Ovidrel is usually used in combination with another hormone (FSH) that helps cause healthy ovaries to produce eggs.

What is Pregnyl?

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.

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What Drugs Interact With Ovidrel?

Ovidrel may interact with gonadorelin. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant after treatment with Ovidrel, stop using this medication and tell your doctor. This drug must not be used during pregnancy because it may harm a fetus.

What Drugs Interact With Pregnyl?

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.

How Should Ovidrel Be Taken?

Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe comes in a 250 µg dose which is administered one day following the last dose of the follicle stimulating agent.

How Should Pregnyl Be Taken?

The dosage regimen of Pregnyl depends on the condition being treated, the age and weight of the patient, and the physician's preference.

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References

FDA. Ovidrel Product Information
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2000/21149lbl.pdf
Merck. Pregnyl Product Information.
https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pregnyl/pregnyl_pi.pdf

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