Bravelle

 

BRAVELLE®

Humatrope

[UROFOLLITROPIN FOR INJECTION, PURIFIED]

Bravelle® (urofollitropin for injection, purified) is a highly purified preparation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
Bravelle® is a prescription medication manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Bravelle® is currently FDA-approved for use in women for infertility treatment when combined with hCG. Bravelle® is shown to stimulate ovulation in patients who received pituitary suppression in the past, and are participating in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) program.
Bravelle® requires a valid prescription from your prescriber. Ocean Breeze Healthcare can provide Bravelle® as well as all the supplies needed to administer Bravelle®.

What form is Bravelle® currently available?

Bravelle® is available in a single-dose injection vial.

Each Bravelle® box contains 5 vials of Bravelle® and 5 vials of sterile normal saline diluent. Each Bravelle® vial contains 75 IU of active drug in a form of lyophilized powder or pellet, and needs to be reconstituted, or mixed, with the provided diluent.

What are some potential side effects of Bravelle®?

The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, headache, vaginal bleeding, nausea, hot flashes, and injection related reaction such as bruising, redness or pain at the area of injection.
Bravelle® can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in women. Common symptoms of OHSS include severe pelvic pain, shortness of breath, and weight gain. It may also cause blood clots and strokes.
These are not all the possible side effects of Bravelle®. If you are experiencing any unwanted side effect(s) or have any specific questions regarding a side effect, contact your doctor or pharmacist. You may also report the side effect(s) to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Who should NOT use Bravelle®?

Do not take Bravelle® if you are pregnant or have prior hypersensitivity to menotropin. Women with intracranial lesion, uncontrolled thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, sex hormone dependent tumors, primary ovarian failure, or abnormal uterine bleeding of unknown origin should not use Bravelle®.

Talk to your doctor if you are nursing to discuss the benefit versus risk of using Bravelle®. It is not known if the drug will be passed into mothers' milk.

How do you administer Bravelle®?

Bravelle® may be injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly for the medication to work. The Bravelle® vial needs to be reconstituted with normal saline diluents before injection. For detailed injection instructions for Bravelle®, please read its self-administration guide (PDF: Bravelle instructions for use).

How do you store Bravelle®?

Store all Bravelle® products away from direct light.
Bravelle® may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature (36 - 77°F) until the expiration date.

How long does Bravelle® last?

Bravelle® is valid until expiration date when stored in the appropriate condition. Once the medication is mixed, the preparation must be used immediately.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:How do you mix Bravelle® for injection?
A: Bravelle® vial needs to be mixed with diluent prior to administration. Use the Q.Cap® vial adapters to mix the sodium chloride liquid into the vial. The amount of dilution will vary depending on your prescription. Be sure to draw up the liquid amount specified by your prescriber. With the Q.Cap still attached, gently swirl, do not shake. For instructions, please read the Bravelle® injection guide. (PDF: bravelle_Bravelle_injection guide english)
 
Q:Are there any preservatives in Bravelle®?
A: Bravelle® is preservative free.
 
Q:How do I take Bravelle®?
A:You may inject Bravelle® under the skin or into the muscle. Inject exactly at the time and dose prescribed by your doctor.
 

Manufacturer Website

https://www.ferringfertility.com/bravelle/

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