How should I use Gonal-F (follicle stimulating hormone)?
You must remain under the care of a doctor while using follicle stimulating hormone.
Follicle stimulating hormone is injected under the skin or into a muscle. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
The cartridge and injection pen are used only for an injection under the skin. Follicle stimulating hormone in a vial (bottle) is for injection into a muscle using a syringe.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Prepare your syringe or injection pen only when you are ready to give yourself an injection. Do not use the medication if it looks cloudy or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Use a disposable needle only once. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
If you use follicle stimulating hormone to get pregnant, you may need to have sex daily for several days in a row. The timing of sex within your dosing schedule is important for this treatment to work.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood may need to be tested often. You may also need ultrasound exams. Visit your doctor regularly.
Storing unopened vials, cartridges, or injection pens: Keep in the carton and store in a refrigerator or at room temperature. Do not freeze. Protect from light and use within 3 months.
Storing after your first use: Keep the vial, cartridge, or injection pen at room temperature or in the refrigerator and use within 28 days. Protect from light.
Take the injection pen out of the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature before giving the injection. Do not heat the medicine before using.
Throw away any unused vial, cartridge, or pen after the expiration date on the label has passed.
Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
- Gonal-f Information for Consumers
- Gonal-f Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gonal-f (detailed)
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