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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (follicle stimulating hormone systemic) is a member of the drug class gonadotropins and is used to treat Follicle Stimulation, Hypogonadism - Male and Ovulation Induction.

US matches:

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Pituitary gonadotropin: Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

Chemical Name

Glycoprotein, each monomeric unit is a protein molecule with a sugar attached to it. Two of these make the full, functional protein.A heterodimer of noncovalently linked α- and β-subunits, isolated from anterior pituitary.

Foreign Names

  • Follitropinum (Latin)
  • Follikel Stimulierendes Hormon (German)
  • Hormone folliculostimulante (French)
  • Folitropina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Follitrin
    Gynopharm, Chile; Quality, Peru
  • Fostimon
    Buxton, Argentina
  • HMG Ferring
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Puregon
    Organon, Norway
  • F.S.H. P (veterinary use)
    Sioux, United States
  • Follistim
    Organon, United States
  • Follitrope
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea; LG Life Sciences, Thailand
  • Follotropin (veterinary use)
    Bio98, Italy
  • Folltropin V (veterinary use)
    Bomac, New Zealand
  • Folltropin (veterinary use)
    Bioniche, Netherlands; Bioniche Animal Health A/Asia, Australia; Bioniche Animal Health Europe Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Gonadopin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Gonal F
    Ares Serono Europe Ltd, Luxembourg; EMD, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Merck, Chile; Merck, Costa Rica; Merck, Dominican Republic; Merck, Guatemala; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, Panama; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Serono, Belgium; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Norway; Merck Serono, Romania; Merck Serono, Russian Federation; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Serono, Argentina; Serono, Bahrain; Serono, Brazil; Serono, Greece; Serono, Hungary; Serono, Israel; Serono, Netherlands; Serono, Slovenia; Serono, Slovakia; Serono, Venezuela
  • Gonalef
    Merck Serono, Japan
  • Gonal-F
    Merck, Finland; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, South Korea; Merck, Peru; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Serbia; Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Oman; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Serono, Georgia; Serono, Tunisia; Serono, Tunisia; Serono, Vietnam; Serono Europe Ltd., Lithuania
  • Gonal-f
    EMD, Canada; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Singapore; Merck, Turkey; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, South Africa; Serono, Germany; Serono, Poland
  • GONAL-f
    Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Sweden; Serono, Latvia; Serono, Slovenia
  • Ovagen (veterinary use)
    ICPbio, Netherlands; PacificVet, Australia
  • Pergoveris (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa)
    Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Finland; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, Belgium; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Norway; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Serono, Germany; Serono, Greece; Serono, Latvia; Serono, Slovenia; Serono, Slovakia; Serono Europe Ltd., Lithuania; Serono Europe-GB, Italy
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Super Ov (veterinary use)
    Therio, United States
  • Fertavid
    Schering-Plough, Lithuania; SP Europe, Latvia
  • Follistim
    Schering-Plough, Japan
  • Puregon Cartridge
    Organon, Singapore
  • Puregon Lyfjaver
    Lyfjaver, Iceland
  • Puregon Vial
    Organon, Singapore
  • Puregon
    Essex, Germany; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Sweden; Organon, Argentina; Organon, Austria; Organon, Belgium; Organon, Brazil; Organon, China; Organon, Czech Republic; Organon, Denmark; Organon, Spain; Organon, Georgia; Organon, Greece; Organon, Hong Kong; Organon, Hungary; Organon, Indonesia; Organon, Ireland; Organon, Israel; Organon, Iceland; Organon, Italy; Organon, Lithuania; Organon, Latvia; Organon, Mexico; Organon, Malaysia; Organon, Netherlands; Organon, Oman; Organon, Peru; Organon, Philippines; Organon, Poland; Organon, Portugal; Organon, Romania; Organon, Serbia; Organon, Slovenia; Organon, Slovakia; Organon, Thailand; Organon, Tunisia; Organon, Venezuela; Orion, Slovakia; Schering-Plough, Australia; Schering-Plough, Canada; Schering-Plough, Chile; Schering-Plough, Colombia; Schering-Plough, Finland; Schering-Plough, Croatia (Hrvatska); Schering-Plough, New Zealand; Schering-Plough, Turkey; Schering-Plough, Taiwan
  • Purgéon
    Schering-Plough, France
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Follitropin (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone] 700 IU (veterinary use))
    Bioniche Animal Health Europe Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Pluset (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone] 500 IU (veterinary use))
    Laboratorios Calier, SA, United Kingdom; Qalian, France; Sykes Vet International, Australia
  • Altermon
    Faran Laboratories, Greece
  • Bravelle
    Ferring, Austria; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Canada; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, United Kingdom; Ferring, Georgia; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Israel; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Luxembourg; Ferring, Latvia; Ferring, Mexico; Ferring, Norway; Ferring, Oman; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Serbia; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Slovenia; Ferring, United States; Ferring-Leciva, Czech Republic; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Foliculin
    Bharat Serums, India
  • Follimon
    LG Life Sciences, Georgia; LG Life Sciences, Thailand
  • Follitrin
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Fostimon
    ARIS, Turkey; CORNE, Mexico; Genevrier, Vietnam; Genévrier, France; IBSA, Austria; IBSA, Bulgaria; IBSA, Bahrain; IBSA, Switzerland; IBSA, Czech Republic; IBSA, Hong Kong; IBSA, Hungary; IBSA, Israel; IBSA, Luxembourg; IBSA, Netherlands; IBSA, Norway; IBSA, Oman; IBSA, Poland; IBSA, Serbia; IBSA Farmaceutici, Denmark; IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Italy; Meizler, Brazil; Mithra, Belgium; NordicInfu Care, Sweden; Pharmasure, United Kingdom
  • Fostipur
    Farma Lepori, Spain
  • Gonotrop F
    Win-Medicare, India
  • Lebaode (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa)
    Livzon Zhuhai, China
  • Lishenbao
    Livzon Zhuhai, China
  • Materna-FSH
    Emcure, India
  • Merional (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Chorionic Gonadotrophin)
    IBSA, Switzerland
  • Metrodin HP
    Merck Serono, Oman
  • Metrodin
    Serum Institute, India
  • Nisfollic
    Neiss, India
  • Ovitrop
    Sun, India
  • Ovufol-HP
    VHB, India
  • Urofollitropin-IBSA Institut Biochimique
    IBSA, China

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