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What should I know about follitropin alfa injection?

Before taking follitropin alfa injection, you should know its use may result in multiple births, which may add to risk for the mother and fetuses. You need to discuss this possibility with your doctor and partner prior to use. Women will need to have a complete hormone and gynecological exam before using follitropin alfa injection. Fertility of both partners will need to be evaluated. This drug cannot cause ovulation in ovaries that are unable to produce an egg.

Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to benzyl alcohol, sodium phosphate, sucrose, or any ingredient in this drug, or if you have urinary tract bleeding; permanently damaged testes; painful, enlarged, or swollen ovaries not due to polycystic ovary disease; issues with blood clotting; breathing problems; thyroid or adrenal gland problems; ovarian failure; cancer or tumors of the breast, ovary, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, uterus, or other hormonal lands; or if you are pregnant. All of these conditions may affect whether or not you can use follitropin alfa injection. A serious and potentially fatal side effect of use is developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS); talk to your doctor about the signs and risk of this condition.

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