MENOPUR is a prescription medicine that contains follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) activity. MENOPUR causes your ovaries to make multiple (more than 1) eggs as part of an ART cycle.
MENOPUR stimulates follicles containing eggs to grow within the ovaries.
MENOPUR should be prescribed only by physicians who are thoroughly familiar with fertility treatment, such as reproductive endocrinologists. A reproductive endocrinologist who is most knowledgeable about fertility treatments should be managing your care to ensure the best outcome. For a referral to a recognized reproductive endocrinologist, visit the Find a Reproductive Health Specialist page, or contact the American Society of Reproductive Medicine at 1-205-978-5000 or online at ASRM.org
Do not use MENOPUR if you are allergic to menotropins or any of the ingredients in MENOPUR; have ovaries that no longer make eggs (primary ovarian failure); are pregnant or think you may be pregnant; have problems with your thyroid gland, adrenal gland, or pituitary gland that are not controlled by taking medicine; have a tumor in your female organs, including your ovaries, breast, or uterus that may get worse with high levels of estrogen; have a tumor of your pituitary gland or hypothalamus; have abnormal bleeding from your uterus or vagina and the cause is not known; or have ovarian cysts or enlarged ovaries, not due to a problem called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
MENOPUR comes in a vial as a sterile powder or pellet, along with the accompanying sterile diluent.
MENOPUR is approved for subcutaneous (under the skin) injection during IVF only. With subcutaneous administration, you can self-inject the medication just under the skin using much smaller needles than those used for intramuscular (into the muscle) injection.
After you and your partner undergo a thorough exam to determine the cause of infertility, your doctor will then recommend a course of action, and may prescribe MENOPUR alone or in conjunction with other drugs. Treatment usually begins a few days after the start of your perioud and may continue daily for 7 to 20 days, depending on the rate of follicle growth.
Undissolved MENOPUR, in powder form, should be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature 37°F to 77°F (3°C to 25°C) and is good until the expiration date printed on the vial. The product should be protected from light, so store it in its box until you are ready to prepare the MENOPUR for administration. Once MENOPUR has been dissolved, it should be used immediately and any unused MENOPUR should be safely discarded.
The most common side effects of MENOPUR include:
- stomach cramps, fullness, or pain
- injection site swelling, heat, redness, and pain
These are not all the possible side effects of MENOPUR. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
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Yes, like all FDA-approved medications, MENOPUR has demonstrated efficacy in clinical trials. For details, please see full Prescribing Information