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What is Fertinex?

Fertinex is no longer available in the United States.

Fertinex (urofollitropin for injection, purified) is a prescription infertility medication that helps stimulate follicular recruitment, or the production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) during the early stage of the menstrual cycle that ends in ovulation. This can increase the chance of fertility in women with conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertinex injections are usually given to women with an increased risk of infertility who do not respond to lomiphene citrate therapy. When it is combined with the gonad-stimulating hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), Fertinex can also promote ovulation and fertility in women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization or other forms of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).

Fertinex is actually a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that is extracted from the urine of postmenopausal women and processed through a rigorous purification system. It is administered intravenously through an injection just under the skin, or a subcutaneous injection. The brand name Fertinex is no longer available for purchase in the United States.

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