- 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.
- Ovarian cancer has rarely happened in women who have been treated to help get pregnant. It is not known if the treatments led to these cases of ovarian cancer. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to help women get pregnant.
- If you have an allergy to gonadorelin or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Cancer where hormones make it grow, ovarian cysts, or a health problem that can get worse by pregnancy like a pituitary tumor.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Limit working out while undergoing ovarian stimulation. Talk with your doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of getting pregnant with more than one baby.
- You will need to have ultrasounds done while using this drug. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your 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.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling agitated.
- Low mood (depression).
- Upset stomach.
- Very heavy periods (menstrual bleeding).
- Belly pain.
- It is given as a shot into a vein or into the fatty part of the skin.
- If you are using this drug in a pump, be sure you know how to use it. Follow what your doctor has told you or read the package insert. Change the drug and parts of the pump when you have been told.
- Call the doctor to find out what to do.
- Most of the time, this drug will be given in a hospital or doctor’s office. If stored at home, follow how to store as you were told by the doctor.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting 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 doctor, nurse, 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.
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