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Follitropin Beta
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Follitropin Beta Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Follistim® AQ; Follistim® AQ Cartridge

Canadian Brand Names


Mexican Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Gonadotropin; Ovulation Stimulator

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to follitropin beta or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Cancer where hormones make it grow, ovarian cysts, uncontrolled adrenal gland disease, uncontrolled thyroid gland disease, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.

• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.

How does it work?

• Follitropin beta stimulates growth of ovarian follicles.

How is it best taken?

• This medicine is given as a shot.

• Your healthcare provider may teach you how to give the shot.

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store unopened vials in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.

• You may store unopened vials at room temperature. Throw away any unused vials after 3 months.

• Store opened vials in a refrigerator. Throw away after 1 month.

• Throw away any unused portion after 3 months.

• Protect from light.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-12-13 09:02:59.0

Modified: 2010-03-25 11:41:58.0

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