Menopur

 

MENOPUR®

[MENOTROPINS FOR INJECTION, USP]

 
Menopur Menopur® (menotropins for injection, USP) is a gonadotropin preparation that has follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Menopur® is a prescription medication manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Menopur® is currently FDA-approved for use in women for infertility treatment. Menopur® is shown to stimulate healthy ovaries to make eggs in patients participating in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) program.
Menopur® requires a valid prescription from your prescriber. Ocean Breeze Healthcare can provide Menopur® as well as all the supplies needed to administer Menopur®.

What form is Menopur® currently available?

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

Each Menopur® box contains 5 vials of Menopur® and 5 vials of sterile normal saline diluent. Each Menopur® 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 Menopur®?

The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, headache, stomach pain, upset stomach, and injection related reactions such as bruising, redness or pain at the area of injection.

These are not all the possible side effects of Menopur®. 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 Menopur®?

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

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

How do you administer Menopur®?

Menopur® needs to be injected subcutaneously in order for the medication to work.

The Menopur® vial needs to be reconstituted with the normal saline diluents before injection. For detailed injection instructions Menopur®, please read its self-administration guide (PDF: Menopur instructions for use).

How do you store Menopur®?

Store all Menopur® products away from direct light.
Menopur® may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature (37 - 77°F) until expiration date.

How long does Menopur® last?

Menopur® 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 Menopur® for injection?
A: Menopur® vials need to be mixed with diluents 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 Menopur® injection guide. (PDF: bravelle_menopur_injection guide english)
 
Q:Are there any preservatives in Menopur®?
A: Menopur® is preservative free.
 
Q:How do I take Menopur®?
A:You should inject Menopur® under the skin, exactly at the time and dose prescribed by your doctor.
 

Manufacturer Website

www.ferringfertility.com/menopur/

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.

 

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