Ovidrel (Choriogonadotropin alfa injection) for PCOS | myPCOSteam

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Ovidrel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infertility in women as part of an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. Ovidrel is also referred to by its drug name, Choriogonadotropin alfa injection. Ovidrel is also referred to as the “trigger shot” because it triggers ovulation.

Ovidrel is a fertility medication and a hormone. Specifically, Ovidrel is human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) sourced from recombinant DNA. Ovidrel is believed to work by stimulating ovulation.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Ovidrel is administered once per ART cycle as a subcutaneous injection at home.

Ovidrel comes as a prefilled syringe.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Ovidrel lists common side effects including injection site irritation, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Ovidrel include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, ovarian enlargement, and blood clots.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Ovidrel – EMD Serono

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