Menotropins contain Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH), two natural hormones produced in both males and females. These hormones help to maintain the normal function of the reproductive organs in both males and females. It is prescribed when your pituitary gland does not release FSH, or it releases FSH and LH in an improper balance due to which the follicles are unable to mature, so ovulation cannot take place. Menopur helps to provide the required amount of FSH to the ovaries, thereby allowing the ovarian follicles to develop. Menopur is used in IVF (in-vitro fertilization or “test tube”) procedures or other assisted conception techniques to induce multiple follicular development. Menopur provides you with the FSH that is necessary for the recruitment, growth and maturation of the ovarian follicles which contain eggs known as ova. After Menopur is given to develop the ovarian follicle, another hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is given mid cycle to mature the egg and induce ovulation. Menopur must be taken by injection. It is very important that you keep your appointments and follow your doctor's instructions, particularly with regard to the amount and frequency of the medication you are taking. Do not adjust your dosage without being instructed by your doctor to do so. If you forget or miss an injection, do not panic, but you should call your doctor for advice.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Menopur from Turkey manufactured by Ferring. Menopur is available in the strength of 75 IU (5 ampoules per pack).
Menopur Side Effects
The common side effects of Menopur may include weight gain, breast tenderness, bloating, flushing, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Allergic sensitivity such as a rash or local swelling at the injection site;
• Allergic reactions including skin rashes, itching, swelling of the face, lips or difficulty in breathing;
• Decreased urination;
• Ovarian enlargement, sometimes accompanied by abdominal bloating and pain;
• Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Using Menopur may cause risk for reproductive complications as treatment with gonadotropin preparations may lead to unwanted overstimulation of the ovaries known as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Contact your doctor without delay if you experience symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, feeling sick, diarrhea, and accumulation of fluid in the abdomen and/or chest, weight gain and the occurrence of blood clots.
You should not take Menopur if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, have a high level of FSH indicating primary ovarian failure, have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal dysfunction, have an organic intracranial lesion such as pituitary tumour, have abnormal vaginal bleeding of undetermined origin, have ovarian cyst or enlargement not due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, have allergy to menotropins, or any other non-medicinal ingredient, have tumour of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, breast and cervix. Before taking Menopur, inform your doctor if you are a women with infertility undergoing infertility assisted reproduction, and particularly IVF. Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Store Menopur at room temperature, (15 -25°C). Protect from light. Keep out of reach and sight of children.