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Drug Information

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin used for?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone used for the treatment of infertility in women. In males, it is used to treat pituitary gland disorder and increase the sperm count. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is also used to treat the following conditions:

  • Undescended Testis
  • Idiopathic Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
  • Secondary Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Human Chorionic Gonadotropin work?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone. In females, it acts by interacting with the luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) of the ovary and improves the functioning of corpus luteum.

In males, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin acts by stimulating the production of gonadal steroid hormones by activating the interstitial cells of the testis to produce androgen.

How to administer Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin injection is administered into the muscle only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, consult the doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

Drugs that interact with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin are:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone
  • Ganirelix

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

The following are the most common side effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin:

  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritability
  • Enlargement of breasts

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of feet or legs

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drugs or herbal supplements along with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
  • Avoid Human Chorionic Gonadotropin if it has changed the colour or if the injectable solution has any particles in it.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of bleeding disorder, heart disease, liver disease, kidney failure or any other medical problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or similar drugs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

  1. How should Human Chorionic Gonadotropin be stored?
  2. Store the powdered form of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin at room temperature. The reconstituted drug form should be stored in a refrigerator below 5°C. Do not freeze the d rug.

  3. What are the contraindications of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
  4. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is contraindicated in patients with precocious puberty and prostate cancer.

  5. Should I undergo any tests while using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
  6. It is advised to check your hormone levels on a regular basis while using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Please consult your doctor for further information.

  7. Is it safe to use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in asthma patient?
  8. No. It is not safe to use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in patients with asthma.

  9. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while on Human Chorionic Gonadotropin injection?
  10. Follow a normal diet while on Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, unless any special dietary instructions provided by the doctor.


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