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Fertinex Side Effects

Generic Name: urofollitropin

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of urofollitropin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Fertinex.

Not all side effects for Fertinex may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to urofollitropin: powder for solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by urofollitropin (the active ingredient contained in Fertinex). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking urofollitropin:

More common
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • bloating (mild)
Less common or rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
  • bloating (moderate to severe)
  • chest pain or trouble breathing
  • decreased amount of urine
  • feeling of indigestion
  • headache, sudden and severe
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (continuing or severe)
  • pelvic pain (severe)
  • shortness of breath or wheezing
  • skin rash or hives
  • swelling of the arms or lower legs
  • weight gain (rapid)

Some of the side effects that can occur with urofollitropin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common or rare
  • Breast tenderness
  • diarrhea (mild)
  • headache
  • hot flashes
  • nausea
  • redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site
  • vomiting

After you stop taking this drug, it is possible that you may still experience side effects that need medical attention. If you notice any of the following side effects check with your doctor immediately:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
  • bloating (moderate to severe)
  • decreased amount of urine
  • feeling of indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (continuing or severe)
  • pelvic pain (severe)
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the lower legs
  • weight gain (rapid)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to urofollitropin: injectable powder for injection, intramuscular powder for injection, subcutaneous powder for injection

General

The most common adverse events were multi-fetal gestation and birth, abdominal cramps, headache, and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

Genitourinary

Very common (10% or more): Multi-fetal gestation and birth (up to 66.7%), ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) (11.4%)
Common (1% to 10%): Hot flashes, vaginal hemorrhage, ovarian disorder (pain, cyst), urinary tract infection, cervix disorder, post retrieval pain, uterine spasms, vaginal spotting, breast tenderness, vaginal discharge, infection fungal
Frequency not reported: Abnormal ovarian enlargement
Postmarketing reports: Ovarian enlargement, pelvic pain, hot flushes

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Acne, exfoliative dermatitis, rash

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Abdominal cramps (14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, enlarged abdomen, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Injection site reactions

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Weight gain, dehydration

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Neck pain
Postmarketing reports: Muscle spasm

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (12.7%)

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pain, fever, accidental injury

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Emotional lability, depression

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Respiratory disorder, sinusitis
Postmarketing reports: Nasopharyngitis

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