Gonal - A Type Of Fertility Drugs

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Gonal - Fertility Drugs

Posted by The MAB Team on 7/21/2011 to Fertility
GONAL –F is a synthetic version of the Follicle Stimulating Hormone(FSH). Used to treat fertility problems in women, this hormonehelps egg development in the ovaries; it is produced by the pituitarygland and is usually used with HCG. Women who have not been ableto become pregnant due to ovulation issues use Gonal F.

This is a subcutaneous or intramuscular injection used once a day or asdirected by your doctor. Dosage and duration are dependent onyour condition and response to treatment.

Side effects could include:

➢ Headaches
➢ Nausea
➢ Vomiting
➢ Mild stomach pain
➢ Bloating
➢ Breast tenderness
➢ Redness or pain at the injection site

Other precautions to watch for are:

➢ Blood clots – they reduce blood flow to organs.
➢ Ectopic pregnancies – the baby develops in one ofthe fallopian tubes instead of the uterus
➢ Lung problems – It’s a rarity but it does happen,if you have any wheezing or difficulty breathing, contact your doctorimmediately
➢ Multiple births
➢ Ovarian enlargement or ovarian hyperstimulationsyndrome

This medication should not be used during pregnancy, if you do becomepregnant stop using this medication and consult your doctor.

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