Pregnyl hCG 5000iu
Pregnyl hCG 5000iu — human chorionic gonadotropin — which is the human pregnancy hormone. Doctors use it to induce ovulation. This is the “trigger shot” that you probably hear people talk about.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a polypeptide hormone produced by the human placenta, is composed of an alpha and a beta subunit. The alpha sub-unit is essentially identical to the alpha subunits of the human pituitary gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), as well as to the alpha subunit of human thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The beta subunits of these hormones differ in amino acid sequence.
Human chorionic gonadotropin
PREGNYL® (chorionic gonadotropin for injection USP) is a highly purified pyrogen-free preparation obtained from the urine of pregnant females. It is standardized by a biological assay procedure. It is available for intramuscular injection in multiple dose vials containing 10,000 USP units of sterile dried powder with 5 mg monobasic sodium phosphate and 4.4 mg dibasic sodium phosphate. If required, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide and/or phosphoric acid. Each package also contains a 10-mL vial of solvent containing: water for injection with 0.56% sodium chloride and 0.9% BENZYL ALCOHOL, WHICH IS NOT FOR USE IN NEWBORNS. If required, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid.
Pregnyl is a hormone that is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women. Pregnyl is not effective in women with primary ovarian failure.
HCG is used in men to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone.
HCG is also used in young boys whose testicles have not descended (dropped) into the scrotum as normally expected during growth. HCG is usually given for this condition in boys who are 4 to 9 years old.
HCG is not approved as an aid to weight loss and has not been proven to be more effective than reducing calories in the diet.
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HCG may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
HCG can cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have: severe stomach pain or bloating, swelling, rapid weight gain, chest pain, trouble breathing, severe nausea and vomiting, decreased urination, pain or swelling in one leg, or sudden numbness on one side of the body.
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You should not use HCG if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- early puberty (precocious puberty); or
- a hormone-related cancer (such as prostate cancer).
You also may not be able to use certain brands of HCG if you have:
- an uncontrolled disorder of your thyroid or adrenal gland;
- abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor;
- an ovarian cyst; or
- cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland.