Gonal-F (Follitropin alfa for injection) for PCOS | myPCOSteam

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Gonal-F is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infertility related to ovulatory dysfunction. Gonal-F is also referred to by its drug name, Follitropin alfa for injection.

Gonal-F is a fertility medication and a type of hormone. Specifically, Gonal-F is human follicle stimulating hormone derived from recombinant DNA. Gonal-F is believed to work by stimulating ovulation.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Gonal-F is administered by once-daily subcutaneous injection at home.

Gonal-F comes in the form of ampules that are mixed with sterile water.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Gonal-F lists common side effects including headache, cold symptoms, rash, injection site irritation, nausea, vomiting, mild abdominal pain or discomfort, and breast tenderness.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Gonal-F include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and ovarian enlargement.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Gonal-F – RxList

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