GONAL F 450 IU PEN is an injection
GONAL F 450 IU PEN (Follitropin Alfa) is used to treat fertility problems and is commonly prescribed in conjunction with another hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) ivf fertility.
GONAL F 450 IU PEN stimulates ovarian follicular growth in women who do not have primary ovarian failure. FSH is the primary hormone responsible for follicular recruitment and development. To complete follicular maturation and effect ovulation in the absence of an endogenous luteinizing hormone (LH) surge, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is given when monitoring of the patient indicates that sufficient follicular development has occurred. There may be a degree of inter patient variability in response to FSH administration, with lack of response to FSH in some patients.
GONAL F 450 IU PEN medication is supplied in 3 pen sizes: 900iu/450iu/300iu. Each order comes with the Gonal F pen (delivery mechanism).
The Difference Between US and European GONAL F
Gonal F LIVE IVF is made by Serono Pharmaceuticals. It is a brand medication, not generic. The drug composition is exactly the same as GONAL F 450 IU PEN in the US but the packaging may vary slightly.
When ordering from LIVE IVF, this ivf fertility medication is marked for use within 90 days since the medication is removed from refrigeration for international shipping (in line with the manaufacturer’s guidance)
Uses & Indications:
GONAL F 450 IU PEN is used in women who are suffering from ovulation related infertility. GONAL F is an FSH hormone that encourages the ovaries to produce eggs. While GONAL F can be used by itself, it is is normally prescribed alongside an HCG drug. HCG drugs help to ensure that the eggs grow properly and mature before being released. A combination of FSH and HCG hormones drastically increases chances of conceiving.
Common GONAL F ivf fertility medication side effects include: Headache, nausea, vomiting, mild stomach/abdominal pain, bloating, redness/pain at the injection site, or breast tenderness/pain.
Serious GONAL F side effects that require medical attention include: Unusual bleeding from the vagina/uterus, pain/redness/swelling of the calf muscles, cold/numb/pale skin of the arms/legs/hands/feet, swelling of ankles/hands/feet. If you experience weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, vision changes, sudden severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath or symptoms of OHSS then get urgent medical attention. Symptoms of OHSS include severe pain/swelling in the pelvic region, severe nausea/vomiting, sudden/rapid weight gain, or change in the amount of urine.
If you develop a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness or have trouble breathing it might be caused by a severe allergic reaction, seek urgent medical attention.
Disclaimer: information taken from webMD.com