Menopur

(menotropins)

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Helps women get pregnant.

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Menopur (menotropins) is effective at helping women conceive, but it contains many severe risks that must be discussed with your doctor.

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Quick facts about Menopur
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Can be given at home.
  • Most people that use Menopur (menotropins) have very few side effects and tolerate it well.
  • One of the more effective and available treatments for infertility.
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Downsides

  • Only available as an injection.
  • You may need to make multiple trips to your doctor's office, both to make sure the dose is right for you and to see how close you are to ovulation.
  • Must be given along with other fertility treatments, so it's not the only medicine you will receive.
  • Only available as brand name, so it is very expensive.
  • Usually only prescribed by certain doctors.
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How it works

Menopur (menotropins) is a synthetic hormone called a gonadotropin. It allows your ovaries to produce and release more eggs and can make it easier for you to have a baby if you're having trouble getting pregnant.

Quick facts about Menopur
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Menopur (menotropins) for Female infertility

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  • Possible side effects
  • Stomach cramps
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Pain/reaction where injected
  • Swelling where injected
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
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Side effect rates for Menopur (menotropins)

From 434 clinical trials of Menopur when taken for female infertility (individualized doses)
  • Stomach pain
    7%7%
  • Headache
    6%6%
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
    6%6%
  • Injection site pain/reaction
    4%4%
  • Stomach cramps
    3%3%
  • Enlarged stomach
    2%2%
  • Injection site inflammation
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Menopur (menotropins)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • High doses
    • Longer length of treatments

    Menopur (menotropins) can increase the size of your ovaries. This is less likely to happen when the lowest dose is given for the shortest amount of time. You will be watched closely with ultrasounds to make sure your ovaries are not growing too much, and your doctor may have you get a blood test. Menopur (menotropins) should be stopped and you should not have sex if your ovaries are abnormally large. Tell your doctor right away if you feel any cramps or pain in the pelvic or lower belly area.