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MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection) helps you on the path to pregnancy

Prescribing Information

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On your journey toward parenthood, it’s reassuring to know that MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection), a highly purified preparation of human gonadotropins, was approved by the FDA on the basis of clinical trials demonstrating safety and effectiveness as a fertility therapy.

MENOPUR is a gonadotropin for injection designed to be administered subcutaneously (under the skin), as part of an assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle. Each vial of MENOPUR contains equal amounts (75 IU) of FSH- and hCG-driven LH activity.

Prepare MENOPUR with our patented Q•Cap: a unique vial adapter that allows you to mix your Ferring drug without a needle. For guidance and training, view our easy-to-use training materials.

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What is MENOPUR?

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.

What does MENOPUR do?

MENOPUR stimulates follicles containing eggs to grow within the ovaries.

Who should prescribe MENOPUR and monitor my care?

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.

Who should not use MENOPUR?

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).

How is MENOPUR supplied?

MENOPUR comes in a vial as a sterile powder or pellet, along with the accompanying sterile diluent.

How do I take MENOPUR?

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.

When should I take MENOPUR?

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.

How should I store MENOPUR?

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.

What are the most common side effects?

The most common side effects of MENOPUR include:

  • stomach cramps, fullness, or pain
  • headache
  • 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.

Click here to review Important Safety Information and also full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

Have clinical studies been conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of MENOPUR?

Yes, like all FDA-approved medications, MENOPUR has demonstrated efficacy in clinical trials. For details, please see full Prescribing Information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Please see Full Prescribing Information
Please see
Important Safety Information
and full Prescribing Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection)

MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection) is a prescription medicine that contains hormones. MENOPUR contains follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone activity. These hormones stimulate healthy ovaries to make eggs. MENOPUR is used for women who need medical help to get pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe more than one medicine as part of a pregnancy plan.

Important Safety Information

  • Do not use MENOPUR if you: have ovaries that are not able to make eggs even with the use of hormones, are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, have problems with your thyroid gland or adrenal gland that are not controlled by taking medicine, have tumors in your female organs (including breasts), have a tumor of your pituitary gland or any other tumor in your brain, or have heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding and the cause is not known. Do not use MENOPUR if you have a known previous allergic reaction to these medications.
  • MENOPUR may cause serious side effects. They sometimes stimulate the ovaries too much. This is called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and can be a serious medical problem. OHSS may cause pelvic pain or breathing problems, or it may make you urinate less. In rare cases, patients with this problem have had serious lung problems. MENOPUR can also cause blood clots and strokes. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have: severe pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden weight gain, trouble breathing, or decreased or no urination.
  • MENOPUR may cause pregnancies with twins or more than two babies at the same time, miscarriages, birth defects, and pregnancies located outside the uterus.
  • Do not use MENOPUR if you are nursing.
  • The most common side effects with MENOPUR are headache, stomach pain, and upset stomach. Sometimes there is an injection-site reaction that can cause bruising, pain, or redness.

These are not all the side effects of MENOPUR. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088