Menopur Side Effects
Generic Name: menotropins
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of menotropins. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Menopur.
Not all side effects for Menopur 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 menotropins: subcutaneous injection
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking menotropins (the active ingredient contained in Menopur)
Headache; nausea; pain, swelling, heat, or redness at the injection site; stomach cramps, fullness, or pain; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast pain or enlarged breasts; calf, leg, or arm pain, swelling, redness or tenderness; change in balance; change in color of skin to a bluish color (eg, on the lips, nail beds, fingers, toes); changes in speech or vision; chest, jaw, or arm pain; confusion; coughing up blood; fainting; fast breathing; fast heartbeat; flu-like symptoms; one-sided weakness; pale skin; shortness of breath; sudden, severe nausea or vomiting; unusual sweating; weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to menotropins: injectable powder for injection, intramuscular powder for injection, subcutaneous powder for injection
The most frequently reported adverse drug reactions reported are abdominal pain, headache, injection site reactions, and injection site pain
Very common (10% or more): Multiple pregnancy (35.3%)
Common (1% to 10%): Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), abnormal ovarian enlargement, ovarian disease, vaginal hemorrhage, pelvic pain, breast pain, ectopic pregnancy
Postmarketing reports: Ovarian cyst, breast complaints (including breast tenderness, breast discomfort and breast swelling)
Frequency not reported: Ovarian torsion
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, enlarged abdomen, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fullness and pain
Postmarketing reports: Nausea, abdominal pain lower, abdominal distension, abdominal discomfort
Frequency not reported: Diarrhea
Common (1% to 10%): Infection
Frequency not reported: Formation of antibodies
Common (1% to 10%): Injection site pain/reaction, injection site inflammation, injection site edema
Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness
Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis
Postmarketing reports: Hot flush
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity
Postmarketing reports: Acne, rash, pruritus
Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia
Postmarketing reports: Visual disorders (blurred vision, vision impairment including amaurosis, diplopia, mydriasis, photopsia, scotoma and vitreous floaters)
Postmarketing reports: Fatigue, pyrexia
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