Pregnyl Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 11/15/2022
Pregnyl Side Effects Center

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.

What Are 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).

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Pregnyl

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

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements 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 During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Pregnyl must not be used during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

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.

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Pregnyl Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Some women using this medicine develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a potentially life-threatening condition. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of OHSS:

  • severe stomach pain or pelvic pain;
  • rapid weight gain, swelling around your waist, feeling short of breath;
  • severe nausea and vomiting, diarrhea; or
  • little or no urination.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fluid build-up around the lungs or stomach--rapid weight gain, stomach pain and bloating, pain when you breathe, feeling short of breath while lying down, cough with foamy mucus, rapid heartbeats;
  • signs of a blood clot--sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, chest pain, problems with vision or speech, pain or swelling in one leg; or
  • early puberty in boys--enlarged testicles and penis, facial hair, a deepened voice.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache, depression;
  • feeling restless or irritable;
  • swelling;
  • breast tenderness or swelling; or
  • pain where the medicine was injected.

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.

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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)

© 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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