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Gonal-F is a medication used in fertility treatment that contains the active ingredient follitropin alfa, which stimulates the growth and maturation of follicles in the ovaries. This can help women who are struggling with infertility to ovulate and potentially increase their chances of becoming pregnant.

Gonal-F is typically administered through subcutaneous injection and may be used in conjunction with other fertility drugs or procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Use and Dosage

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using follitropin alfa and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Learn all preparation and usage instructions from your healthcare professional and the product package. Follow the instructions for adding the mixing liquid to the medication. Do not shake the vial. Once mixed, use the liquid right away.

Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

Inject this medication under the skin or into a muscle as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. Your doctor may direct you to use this medication in a treatment cycle (for example, only on certain days each month). Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions.

Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and lab tests.

Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor to get the most benefit from it. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed.

Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.

Side Effects

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

Some women using follicle-stimulating hormones develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a potentially life-threatening condition. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of OHSS during or shortly after using follicle-stimulating hormone:

  • Severe pain in your lower stomach, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Bloating or rapid weight gain
  • Little or no urination
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe pelvic pain on one side
  • A cough with bloody mucus
  • Fever, sore throat, or swollen glands
  • A lump or swelling in your testicles
  • Signs of acute respiratory distress syndrome–fever with shortness of breath or rapid breathing
  • Signs of a blood clot–sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision or speech, or swelling or redness in an arm or leg

Common side effects of follicle-stimulating hormone may include:

  • Redness, swelling, or bruising where an injection was given
  • An ovarian cyst
  • Headache or tiredness
  • Breast pain or swelling
  • Stuffy nose, sneezing, or sinus pain
  • Acne
  • Nausea

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.


Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other products containing follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH); 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.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other fertility problems (such as primary ovarian failure), abnormal bleeding from the vagina/uterus, thyroid problems, adrenal gland problems, cancer of the reproductive organs (such as breast, uterus, ovary), tumour in the brain (such as a pituitary tumour), ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries, blood clots, stroke, certain heart diseases (such as angina, heart attack), lung problems (such as asthma).

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Multiple births may occur as a result of this treatment. Consult your doctor for more details.

Stop using this medication when you become pregnant. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strengths

Gonal F is available in the following form and strengths:

  • Gonal F Vial:
    • 75 IU


What happens if I miss a dose?

Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

What should I avoid while using follicle-stimulating hormones?

Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.



Additional information

Brand Name:

Gonal F

Scientific Name:

Folitropin Alpha

Other Names:

Gonal F



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