What should I know about choriogonadotropin alfa injection?

You should know that certain medical conditions can interact with choriogonadotropin alfa injection in an adverse way. Let your doctor know if you have a thyroid disease, a brain lesion or tumor, ovarian failure, liver or reproductive tract tumors, bleeding in the reproductive or urinary systems, or an adrenal condition. If you want to become pregnant in the near future, or if you are nursing a baby at the present time, you need to discuss using choriogonadotropin alfa with your doctor. Any herbal, over-the-counter medication, prescription drugs, or diet products should be discussed with your doctor before using choriogonadotropin alfa. Also, let your doctor know about any allergies you have, particularly to any ingredient in the medication. When administering choriogonadotropin alfa, you need to be careful to avoid contaminating the needle and spreading infection. Wash your hands with soap and water before handling your syringe. Wipe the area to be injected with an alcohol wipe. Inject the medication as you were taught by your healthcare professional. Properly throw away used syringes and never let children handle or play with them. You must have a complete gynecological examination done before you can be prescribed this drug. Choriogonadotropin alfa increases your risk for blood clots, ruptured ovarian cysts, enlarged ovaries, and may make it more likely for you to have multiple births.

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