An injection that is used to treat infertility in women. It is also beneficial in the treatment of hypogonadism (delayed puberty, low sperm count). The active ingredient of this medication is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). Nonetheless, it contains other inactive ingredients such as hydrochloric acid, water, benzyl alcohol, and others. Fertigyn 2000 IU belongs to a group of medications called Gonadotropins. Do not administer this injection alone at home.
The manufacturer of Fertigyn 2000 IU is Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
How to Use Fertigyn 2000 IU?
This medicine should be injected intramuscularly (into the muscle of the buttocks or upper arm). Check visually the product before each use. In case, you notice particles in the medicine, avoid using this injection. Usually, the doctor should apply this medicine at a hospital or clinic. However, if you want to take this medicine at home, discuss it with your healthcare provider. To get a better effect from Fertigyn 2000 IU, use it regularly at the same time each day.
Do not use this medication more often than is allowed because your condition will not improve faster. In some cases, your doctor may gradually increase the dosage for several weeks if you do not notice the desired result. Inform your doctor immediately, if your medical condition does not improve or worsens in the first month of treatment.
The dosages fluctuate among patients because it depends on the severity of the health condition, other drugs that you may use, response to therapy, age, and others. Thus, physicians prescribe different dosages for their patients. Avoid using Fertigyn 2000 IU or talk with a doctor if you have doubts about what dosage is better for you. Additionally, continue using this medicine even if you feel well because if you stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s recommendation, symptoms may return. Therefore, your medical condition may get worse or more difficult to treat.
Sometimes, you may forget to use this medication and it is advised to take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment as prescribed. If you are taking a double dose the next time to catch up, you should know that you may experience severe negative effects.
Rarely, if you are using Fertigyn 2000 IU more often than is prescribed by the doctor, you may notice an overdose. Stop administering this medicine and seek medical attention immediately, if you experience any of the following symptoms. For example breathlessness, irregular heartbeat, fainting, severe dizziness, and others. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Adverse Effects of Fertigyn 2000 IU
This medicine may give you certain side effects during treatment but if your body adjusts to Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, you may not notice any of the following side effects. There are certain factors that can cause negative effects such as overdose, allergy, and dehydration.
Common Adverse Effects
Usually, patients can continue using this medication safely even if they experience any of the following adverse effects. Check some examples below:
- Redness of the skin at the site of application
Severe Adverse Effects
This category of side effects may occur rarely due to an increased dose of this medication. However, stop taking Fertigyn 2000 IU and get medical help immediately, if you are experiencing any of the following adverse reactions. Moreover, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Lack of appetite
- Enlargement of penis and testicles
- Loss of coordination
- Pelvic pain
- Sudden weight gain
This document does not contain a full list of side effects. In case you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects, contact your doctor at once.
This medicine may interact with some drugs and reduce the effectiveness of the medication or even increase your risk of adverse effects. That’s why it is recommended to tell your healthcare professional about all products that you are using before taking Fertigyn 2000 IU. For example herbal products, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, supplements, vitamins, and others. Check below some examples of drug interaction:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) medicines (such as Sildenafil Citrate, Tadalafil, and others)
- Sodium nitrite
This article does not contain a full list of disease and drug interactions. That’s why it is important to talk to a doctor before using this medicine. In addition, it is not recommended to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to undesired results.
It is advised to share your medical history with your physician before administering Fertigyn 2000 IU. Examples include:
- Liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
- Kidney problems
- Volume overload
- Dependent neoplasm
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin may make you sleepy or dizzy or may temporarily blur your vision. Limit or avoid marijuana (cannabis) and alcoholic beverages while you are on treatment with Fertigyn 2000 IU because these effects may increase. Additionally, you should not operate heavy machinery or drive during treatment until you can do it safely.
Fertigyn 2000 IU can be used during pregnancy with a doctor’s prescription only. Otherwise, it may harm you and your unborn baby. Moreover, you should talk with your doctor before breastfeeding because it is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk.
To treat your conditions fast and safely, it is advised to follow the doctor’s recommendations only. Thus, you may find some differences between this article and the doctor’s prescription.
- It is recommended to store this medicine in cool places away from direct sunlight.
- Keep away the vials from the reach of children and pets because they may be harmful to them.