Chorionic Gonadotropin for Injection; Pregnyl®
- It is used to help the body make more testosterone in some people.
- It is used to treat delays in a male’s normal growth pattern.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has prostate cancer or a cancer where hormones make it grow.
- If a child is using and has started puberty.
If your child is pregnant:
- If your child is pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not give this drug to your child if she is pregnant.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Have your child’s blood work checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
- This drug may raise the chance of very bad side effects like blood clots and lung problems. Rarely, these effects have been deadly. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of very bad side effects like enlarged ovaries and ovarian cysts that burst. Rarely, these effects have been deadly. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of twisting of the ovaries (ovarian torsion) in women with some health problems. This can cause blood flow to the ovary to be cut off. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not give this drug to a newborn. It has benzyl alcohol.
If your child is or may be sexually active:
- This drug may raise the chance of getting pregnant with more than one baby.
- This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if your child takes it during pregnancy. If your child is pregnant or gets pregnant while taking this drug, call the doctor right away.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Tell the doctor if your child is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about any risks to the baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
- Breast pain.
- Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Low mood (depression).
- For children, signs of puberty. These are pimples, voice changes, sudden rise in height, or facial hair.
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a very bad side effect that may happen in some women who use this drug. Call your doctor right away if you have very bad stomach pain or bloating; very upset stomach, throwing up, or loose stools (diarrhea); a big weight gain; shortness of breath; or change in how much urine is passed.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
- Your child’s doctor may teach you how to give the shot.
- Follow how to use carefully.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- After mixing, store in a refrigerator. Check with the doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about how long this drug may be used after mixing.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.