Menopur Side Effects
Generic name: menotropins
Note: This document contains side effect information about menotropins. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Menopur.
Some side effects of Menopur may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to menotropins: injectable powder for injection, subcutaneous powder for injection
Stop using menotropins (the active ingredient contained in Menopur) and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Less than 2% of female patients treated with menotropins develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first cycle of therapy. Symptoms of OHSS include swelling of the hands or legs, abdominal pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, and nausea or vomiting. OHSS can be fatal. Notify your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention if you develop any of these side effects.
Serious pulmonary (lung and breathing) conditions have been reported in patients using menotropins. Seek medical attention if you experience any sudden changes in your breathing.
Other side effects may also occur. Notify your doctor if you experience
ovarian enlargement presenting as abdominal or pelvic pain, tenderness, pressure, or swelling;
nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
shortness of breath;
pain, warmth, or tenderness centralized in an arm or leg;
fever or chills;
headache or drowsiness;
weakness or aching of muscles or joints;
breast enlargement or tenderness;
pain, swelling, or irritation at the injection site; or
Menotropins may increase the likelihood of multiple births. Multiple births may carry additional risk both for the mother and for the fetuses.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to menotropins: injectable powder for injection, intramuscular powder for injection, subcutaneous powder for injection
Local side effects have included injection site edema and injection site reaction.
Genitourinary side effects have included Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), vaginal hemorrhage, ovarian disease, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, uterine spasm, and breast tenderness.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, abdominal pain, abdominal fullness, constipation, and enlarged abdomen.
Nervous system side effects have included headache, malaise, and dizziness.
Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea and increased cough.
General side effects have included infection, back pain, and flu syndrome.
Endocrine side effects have included elevated estradiol levels.
More Menopur resources
- Menopur Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Menopur MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Menopur injectable Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Menopur Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- menotropins MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Menotropins Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
- Repronex Prescribing Information (FDA)
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