Follistim is another follicle hormone stimulating drug. Follistim regulates ovulation, the growth and development of eggs in the ovaries.

Used in both men and women to treat infertility. Primarily woman who use this drug cannot ovulate and do not have primary ovarian failure, a condition caused by the loss of normal function of ovaries  for women under the age of 40. Men use this drug to stimulate sperm production.

Follistim is a subcutaneous or intramuscular injection; dosage is based on the directions of your doctor and is usually used in combination with hCG.

Side effects associated with this medication include:

➢ Headache
➢ Bloating
➢ Stomach pain
➢ Dizziness

More serious side effects:

➢ Ovarian enlargement and ovarian hyperstimulationsyndrome
➢ Can cause fluid in the lungs
➢ Increase the chances of blood clots
➢ Twisting of the ovary causing blood flow to theovary to be cut off
➢ Multiple births
➢ Ectopic pregnancies

Again consult your doctor with any questions and concerns.

Other brands include: Gonal, Fertinex, Puregon, Pergonal, Repronex, Mengon

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