OVIDREL is a preparation of chorionic gonadotrophin hormone produced by genetically engineered Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Each pre-filled pen contains choriogonadotropin alfa (rch) (recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone) 250 microgram in 0.5 mL.
This medication is used as part of a treatment program for certain fertility problems in women. It is generally used in combination with another hormone (FSH). This medication provides the hormone (hCG), which stimulates the release of a mature egg (ovulation) and helps you become pregnant.This medication is not recommended for women whose ovaries no longer make eggs properly (primary ovarian failure).This medication has not been shown to be effective for weight loss and should not be used for this purpose due to risk of serious side effects.
How to use Ovidrel subcutaneous
Read the Patient Information Leaflet before starting this medication and each time you get a refill of this medication because new information may be available. You will be trained by a healthcareprofessional on how to properly use this medication. If any of the information is unclear, consult your healthcare professional.
Inject this medication under the skin (subcutaneously) usually one day after your last dose of the hormone FSH, or as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instruction closely to ensure proper timing of this medication.
Wash hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Inject the prescribed dose as directed by your doctor. Discard any unused portion of the medication immediately after the injection. Do not save it for future use. Do not change the dose unless instructed by your doctor or use this medication for a longer period than prescribed.