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Menopur is a medication used to treat female and male infertility. It contains the hormone human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), which stimulates the ovaries to produce multiple eggs in women and increases sperm production in men.
Menopur is usually administered by injection and is often used as part of assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Use and Dosage
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before starting this medication each time you get a refill. You will be trained by a healthcare professional on how to properly use this medication. Learn and understand all preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Inject this medication under the skin exactly as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, response to therapy and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Be sure to keep all medical appointments so your doctor can closely monitor your response to determine the dosage that is right for you. The manufacturer recommends that your dose should not be more than 450 international units per day and that the medication should not be used for more than 20 days per treatment cycle. Do not change the dose or use this drug for a longer period than prescribed unless instructed by your doctor.
Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct fluid provided with this medication. Before using, check the solution visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use the solution immediately after the medication is mixed. Discard any unused solution. If you have questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.
Wash your hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid discomfort and problem areas under the skin.
Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
Headache, mild stomach pain/bloating, redness/pain at the injection site, breast tenderness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor 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 right away if you have any serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, joint pain, muscle ache, and tiredness).
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, sudden vision changes, sudden severe headache, pain/swelling of the calf muscles, chest pain, or shortness of breath.
This medication may cause a condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This condition may occur during or after treatment. Rarely, serious OHSS causes fluid to suddenly build up in the stomach, chest, and heart areas. Get medical help right away if you develop the following side effects: severe pain or swelling in the lower abdominal (pelvic) area, severe nausea/vomiting, sudden/rapid weight gain, or decreased urination.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other products containing follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone; 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 uterine/vaginal bleeding, thyroid problems, adrenal gland problems, cancer of the reproductive organs (breast, uterus, ovary), tumour in the brain (such as a pituitary tumour), ovarian cysts/enlarged ovaries (not due to polycystic ovary syndrome), twisting of the ovary (ovarian torsion), personal/family history of blood clots, blood clotting disorders (such as thrombophilia), obesity, stroke, certain heart diseases (such as heart attack), lung problems (such as asthma).
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Multiple births may occur because 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
Menopur is available in the following form and strengths:
- Menopur Vials:
- 75 IU
What is Menopur used for?
Menopur is usually used to treat infertility in women who are not ovulating or producing enough eggs.
How is Menopur administered?
Menopur is usually given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle.
How is Menopur stored?
Menopur should be stored in a dry place at room temperature and should not be frozen.
What if I miss a dose of Menopur?
If you forget to take a dose of Menopur, contact your healthcare provider immediately to determine the next steps.
Can Menopur be used during pregnancy?
Menopur should not be used during pregnancy, as it can cause adverse effects in the developing fetus.
How long does it usually take for Menopur to start working?
The time it takes for Menopur to start working varies based on individual factors, but it typically takes a few days for the medication to start stimulating ovulation.