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INTRODUCTION

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) contains Urofollitropin which belongs to the group of medicines called Gonadotropins. It is used in the treatment of female infertility. It can promote ovulation (release of matured egg from the ovaries) in women who do not produce eggs. It also helps in the growth and development of several egg follicles in women undergoing fertility treatments.

Prior to the treatment, your doctor may evaluate your and your partner’s fertility status thoroughly as a precaution. During treatment with NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS), your doctor will closely monitor your health condition through several blood tests and ultrasounds to avoid the risk of side effects.

Before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) inform your doctor if you have any unexplained vaginal bleeding, blood clot problems or any tumours in the brain, breast, uterus or ovaries. You must also inform your doctor if you have any damage in the fallopian tubes, as treatment with NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) may cause ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside of the womb) in such cases.

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) should not be used in pregnant women after successful conception. It is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women and in children or adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to lack of safety data.

The most common side effects of receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) are hot flushes, stomach pain, headache and injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, and swelling). Consult your doctor if they worsen.

USES OF NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)

It is used among infertile/anovulatory women to:

  • Treat infertility
  • Promote ovulation and stimulate the growth and maturation of egg follicles

HOW NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) WORKS

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is an ovulation stimulator. It supplements your body with a sufficient amount of a female sex hormone called estrogen that is required for the normal growth and development of the ovarian (egg) follicles. As a result, it stimulates egg growth and maturation and promotes the release of matured eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) in women facing problems in becoming pregnant.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the muscles (intramuscularly) or under the skin (subcutaneously). It can also be self-administered by the patient if instructed by the doctor. Carefully follow the instructions given by your doctor in case of self-administration.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)

COMMON

  • injection site reactions (pain, redness, itching or swelling)
  • headache
  • stomach pain, bloated stomach
  • urinary tract infection
  • inflammation of throat and nasal passage
  • hot flushes
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation
  • skin rash

UNCOMMON

  • overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • changes in mood
  • feeling tired
  • dizziness
  • nose bleeds
  • breast enlargement and pain
  • vaginal bleeding or discharge

RARE

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects after receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS):

  • signs of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (such as lower abdominal pain with sensation of nausea or vomiting, weight gain, difficulty in breathing, difficulty in passing urine, enlarged ovaries and fluid build-up in chest or abdomen)
  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat leading to difficulty in breathing or swallowing)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Injection site reactions:

Place an ice pack on the affected area. Do not frequently move the injection site. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Constipation:

Taking NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) with meals may reduce the chances of constipation. However, if you experience constipation, eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

Nausea and Vomiting

Take NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your symptom worsens.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.

BREASTFEEDING

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS).

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS).

ALLERGY

Talk to your doctor before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) if you are allergic to Urofollitropin.

OTHERS

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is not recommended for use if you:

  • have primary ovarian failure (ovaries that do not produce eggs)
  • have problems with thyroid, pituitary or adrenal glands

Before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS), inform your doctor if you:

  • have overactive thyroid gland
  • have hyperprolactinemia (high levels of a hormone called prolactin in blood)
  • have any tumours in the breasts, uterus, pituitary gland or hypothalamus
  • have polycystic ovarian disease or enlarged ovaries
  • have any malformation of sex organs that hinders pregnancy
  • have undiagnosable vaginal bleeding
  • have fibroids in the uterus
  • had an early menopause
  • have blood clots in the body or have a family history of blood clots
  • are overweight

Use in pediatrics:

The safety and effectiveness of NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) have not been established in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or older). Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS), inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Clomiphene citrate (another medicine used in the treatment of female infertility)

Overdosage:

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital, and so it is unlikely to receive an overdose. However, consult your doctor or nurse if you experience any unusual symptoms.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Urofollitropin
Pharmacological Category :   Ovulation stimulators
Therapeutic Indication :   Female Infertility
Dosage Forms :   Injection, Pre-filled syringes (PFS), Cartridge

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) out of reach of children
  • Store NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)

What is the use of NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)?

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is used in the treatment of female infertility. It can promote ovulation (release of matured egg from the ovaries) in women who do not produce eggs. It also helps in the growth and development of several egg follicles in women undergoing fertility treatments.

How NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) works?

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is an ovulation stimulator. It supplements your body with a sufficient amount of a female sex hormone called estrogen that is required for the normal growth and development of the ovarian (egg) follicles. As a result, it stimulates egg growth and maturation and promotes the release of matured eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) in women facing problems in becoming pregnant.

How NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is administered?

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (intravenously) or under the skin (subcutaneously). It can also be self-administered by the patients if advised by the physician. Carefully, follow the instructions given by the doctor in case of self-administration.

What precautions must be followed while receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)?

Before receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) inform your doctor if you have any unexplained vaginal bleeding, blood clot problems or any tumours in the brain, breast, uterus or ovaries. You must also inform your doctor if you have any damage in the fallopian tubes, as treatment with NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) may cause ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside of the womb) in such cases. NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) should not be used in pregnant women after successful conception. Regularly visit your doctor and perform all blood tests and ultrasounds recommended by him/her without fail.

Is NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) safe?

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) is considered safe at the doses administered by the physician. However, consult your doctor if you experience any unusual side effects

What are the common side effects of receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS)?

The most common side effects of receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) are hot flushes, stomach pain, headache and injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, and swelling). Consult your doctor if they worsen.

Can I stop receiving NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) once my symptoms subside?

Do not stop taking NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) without consulting your doctor. You need to receive NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) for the duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results.

Can I use NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) during pregnancy?

NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) should not be used in pregnant women after successful conception. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Can NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) be used in children?

The safety and effectiveness of NEWMON R 150IU INJECTION(PFS) have not been established in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

REFERENCES

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7. Cipla Ltd. Newmon-R PFSTM injection (Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone). [Revised in January 2018]. [Accessed on 7th November 2022] https://ciplamed.com/content/newmon-r-pfstm-injection

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone
  • Glycosylated Haemoglobin
  • Testosterone Total
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH) / UROFOLLITROPHIN 150IU
    Hsn Code
    30043921
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