Physicians commonly prescribe this injection in the treatment of infertility in females. In any case, doctors may prescribe this product to treat male hypogonadism and other diseases not listed in this article. While the active ingredient of this drug is Menotropin, it contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, polysorbate 20, sodium phosphate, phosphoric acid, and others. Menodac Injection 150 IU is known as a Gonadotropin medication. It is not allowed to use this medicine without a doctor’s recommendation. Otherwise, you may experience unpleasant results such as severe adverse effects.
The manufacturer of Menodac Injection 150 IU is Bayer Zydus Healthcare Ltd.
How to Use Menodac Injection 150 IU?
Commonly, this injection should be given by your doctor in a clinic or hospital. Avoid using this medicine alone because you may experience unwanted results. The recommended dose per day (24 hours) is usually one injection or as directed by your doctor. However, if you do not notice the desired result, your doctor may increase the dosage for several weeks or even change the brand of the medicine. To get the most benefit from Menodac Injection 150 IU, you should use this medication at a fixed time every day. In any case, do not use this injection more often than your doctor prescribes because your condition will not improve faster. Inform your doctor if your health condition lasts or worsens.
The dosages usually are different among patients. It depends on your age, response to therapy, the severity of your health condition, and other drugs that you may be using. If you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, discuss it with a doctor. Additionally, keep using this medicine even if you feel well because if you stop the treatment suddenly without a doctor’s approval, symptoms may return.
- Menodac Injection 150 IU (1 ml/vial)
Sometimes, you may forget to use this medicine and physicians recommend taking the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and continue the regular schedule as directed by your doctor. It is not recommended to administer an increased dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of adverse effects.
In rare cases, you may notice an overdose due to an increased dose of Menotropin. Therefore, if you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using this medicine and get medical help right away. Examples include severe dizziness, fainting, breathing problems, fast or pounding heartbeat, and others. For more details talk to a doctor.
Side Effects of Menodac Injection 150 IU
All medicines may give you some side effects and Menodac Injection 150 IU is not an exception. Any of the following adverse reactions may disappear if your body adjusts to the active ingredient of this medicine. Some factors that can provoke side effects are allergy and overdose. There are three types of side effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Most patients usually ignore this category of adverse effects. However, it is advised to tell your doctor if you experience any of the following adverse reactions. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
This category of side effects usually is not dangerous for the patients and they can keep using this injection safely. For example:
Severe Side Effects
This category of side effects may occur in rare cases due to an increased dose of Menodac Injection 150 IU. Hence, if you notice any of the following negative effects, stop taking this medicine and seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, your doctor may help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Reduced urination
- Sudden weight gain
- Swelling of the lower legs
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
This article does not contain a complete list of adverse effects. Thus, if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects, contact a doctor right away.
Menotropin may interact with some medicines and substances. Thus, other drugs may change how Menodac Injection 150 IU works by reducing its effectiveness or increasing the risk of negative effects. That’s why it is advised to share a list of products that you are using with your doctor before taking this medication. Examples include supplements, vitamins, herbal products, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and others. Check some examples of drug interaction below:
- Amphotericin B
- Polyethylene glycol
- Varicella virus vaccine
- Yellow fever vaccine
Talk to a doctor before using Menodac Injection 150 IU because this document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. In addition, it is not allowed to stop, start, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unwanted results.
Inform your doctor about your medical history before using Menodac Injection 150 IU. Check some examples below:
- Renal or hepatic dysfunction
- Pulmonary conditions
- CNS tumors
- Gonadal endocrinopathies
- Vaginal bleeding and reproductive organ tumors
This medicine may affect your vision. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery during treatment until your vision becomes clear.
Talk to a doctor if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before using Menodac Injection 150 IU. Furthermore, you should consult a doctor before breastfeeding because it is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk.
- Commonly, it is recommended to store this medicine at room temperature (below 30 Celsius degrees) and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Thus, you should not keep Menodac Injection 150 IU in the bathroom.
- Keep away Menotropin from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.
- Information in this article may be different from the doctor’s prescription. To treat your diseases fast and safely, follow carefully the physician’s recommendations only.
- It is not allowed to use this medication after its shelf life because it may cause severe adverse reactions.
- Do not share this injection with others, especially with children.