Follitropin Alpha (FSH)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Follitropin Alpha (FSH)?

Follitropin Alpha is a synthetic version of the naturally occurring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), a hormone secreted by gonadodrophes of the anterior pituitary gland. FSH plays an important part in puberty, growth and reproductive processes. Follitropin Alpha has been proven safe and effective in the treatment of male and female infertility.

The most common side effects associated with Follitropin Alpha use, include:

In women:

  • headache
  • breast pain
  • ovarian cysts
  • upset stomach
  • sinus infections in women

In men:

  • skin pimples
  • breast pain and growth
  • tiredness in men.

Some also experience discomfort on the injection site.

Severe side effects include:

  • allergic reactions
  • vision changes
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • slurred speech
  • decreased urination
  • diarrhea; fever
  • one-sided weakness
  • severe or persistent stomach pain or bloating
  • severe nausea
  • vomiting, severe pelvic or back pain
  • unexplained weight gain
  • unusual vaginal itching
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • calf pain or tenderness.

You should contact your doctor or seek immediate...

 
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