What should I know about menotropins for injection?


Before receiving menotropins for injection, you should know that it may increase your chances of having multiple births. During this treatment, you will need to have regular appointments with your doctor so that lab work can be done. This medication may interact with some other drugs or dietary supplements. For this reason, keep your doctor informed of all substances that you are taking while using menotropins for injection.

You should also know that in some rare cases, woman taking menotropins for injection will develop a serious condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Tell your doctor if you experience:

  • weight gain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of legs or hands
  • abdominal swelling or pain

Menotropins may cause you to become dizzy. You should not perform risky activities such as driving until you know how this medication affects you. If you have an ovarian cyst or ovarian failure, unusual vaginal bleeding, any adrenal problems, a pituitary tumor or thyroid disease, kidney or liver problems, you may not be able to take this drug.