NOVAREL is one of the first hCGs approved for use in OI. NOVAREL is injected intramuscularly (into the muscle) according to the directions provided by your doctor.
NOVAREL is used to stimulate egg release (ovulation) in women who are not ovulating and in whom ovarian failure is not the cause of infertility. Before using NOVAREL, patients should be appropriately pretreated with human menotropins, such as MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection).
NOVAREL is designed for intramuscular (into the muscle) injection.
NOVAREL, like all gonadotropins, may produce side effects. The potential side effects for NOVAREL are headache, irritability, restlessness, depression, fatigue, edema, precocious puberty, gynecomastia, and pain at the site of injection. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
NOVAREL® (chorionic gonadotropin for injection, USP) is a prescription medicine that contains a hormone to help stimulate healthy ovaries to make eggs. NOVAREL 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.
Do not use NOVAREL if you have begun puberty at an unusually early age, have prostate cancer, or have had a prior allergic reaction to this hormone. This hormone may cause harm to an unborn baby when given to a pregnant woman.
NOVAREL may cause serious side effects. It sometimes stimulates 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. NOVAREL 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. NOVAREL may cause you to be pregnant with twins or more than two babies at the same time.
Other side effects of NOVAREL include headache, irritability, restlessness, depression, fatigue, swelling, and pain at the site of injection.
Anaphylaxis has been reported with urinary-derived hCG products.
These are not all the side effects with NOVAREL. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.