Menopur (Menotrophin) is used to treat infertility in men and women.
Pharmacist - M.B.A. (Public Health) D.I.C.
Why have I been prescribed Menopur?…
Why have I been prescribed Menopur?
- Menopur (Menotrophin) is used to treat infertility in men and women.
How does it work?
- Menopur is a gonadotrophin extracted from the urine of postmenopausal women and having both luteinising hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) activity.
- In the ovaries, the FSH-component induces an increase in the number of growing follicles and stimulates their development.
- In the testes it mainly causes the maturation of the seminal canals and the development of spermatozoa.
When and how do I use it?
MENOPUR is intended for subcutaneous (S.C) or intramuscular (I.M) injection after mixing it with the solvent provided. The powder should be mixed immediately prior to use. In order to avoid the injection of large volumes, up to 3 vials of the powder may be dissolved in 1ml of the solvent provided. Vigorous shaking should be avoided. The solution should not be used if it contains particles or if it is not clear.
What’s the dose?
Your doctor will decide how much you should take depending on your response to the first dose.
Could it interact with other tablets?
- No drug/drug interaction studies have been conducted with Menopur in humans.
- Although there is no clinical experience, it is expected that the concomitant use of MENOPUR and Clomid may enhance the response.
Herbal products should also only be taken after talking with your doctor.
What are the possible risks or side-effects?
The most frequently reported adverse drug reactions reported during treatment with MENOPUR in clinical trials are:
- abdominal pain
- injection site reactions and injection site pain, with an incidence rate up to 10%.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal distension and discomfort
- nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea have been reported with MENOPUR in clinical trials.
- As rare complications, venous thromboembolic events and ovarian torsion might occur.
- Very rare cases of allergic reactions, localised or generalised, including anaphylactic reaction, have been reported after injection of MENOPUR.
Can I drink alcohol while taking it?
- There are no known interactions between alcohol and Menopur.
- Always ask you doctor or pharmacist however as other medications you are taking may have a bearing on this.
What if I’m pregnant/breastfeeding?
Menopur should not be used if pregnancy is suspected or to lactating mothers.
If you have any more questions please ask your Pharmacist.
Remember to keep all medicines out of reach of children
Please Note: We have made every effort to ensure that the content of this information sheet is correct at time of publish, but remember that information about drugs may change. This sheet does not list all the uses and side-effects associated with this drug. For full details please see the drug information leaflet which comes with your medicine. Your doctor will assess your medical circumstances and draw your attention to any information or side-effects which may be relevant in your particular case.