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FDA Medwatch Alert: HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Freeze Dried Vials by Synergy Rx: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

Posted 20 Feb 2017 by

[Posted 02/15/2017] ISSUE: Synergy Rx Pharmacy recalled all lots of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 5,000 units/vial and 11,000 units/vial to the retail level due to a lack of sterility assurance. This recall impacts all sterile products distributed between 06/01/2016 and 12/22/2016. The product was only distributed to physician offices and clinics in Arizona, California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening. BACKGROUND: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an unapproved product marketed for weight loss. The product is packaged in 15 mL serum glass vials bearing a label that includes Synergy Rx Pharmacy’s name and expiration date. All lots of these products are affected. Synergy Rx Pharmacy has not received any reports of adverse events, to date, related t ... Read more

Related support groups: Obesity, HCG, Pregnyl, Novarel, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Ovidrel, Profasi, Profasi HP, Gonic, APL, Chorex, Choron-10, Chorigon

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

Posted 17 Oct 2016 by

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 – Older women who get pregnant through assisted reproduction may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than those who conceive naturally, a new Australian study suggests. The findings challenge the widely held belief that assisted reproduction increases the risk of birth defects in all women, according to the researchers at the University of Adelaide. "There's something quite remarkable occurring with women over the age of 40 who use assisted reproduction," study lead author Michael Davies said in a university news release. He is a professor and epidemiologist at the university's Robinson Research Institute. The researchers looked at information from births in South Australia between 1986 and 2002. The study included more than 301,000 naturally conceived births, 2,200 in vitro fertilization (IVF) births and nearly 1,400 births from intracytoplasmic ... Read more

Related support groups: Clomid, Female Infertility, Ovulation Induction, Clomiphene, Hydrocephalus, HCG, Pregnyl, Gonal-f, Novarel, Oligospermia, Menopur, Brain Anomalies incl Congenital, Serophene, Primary Ovarian Failure, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Profasi, Follicle Stimulation, Ovidrel, Follistim, Menotropins

FDA Medwatch Alert: HCG and Sermorelin by Talon Compounding Pharmacy: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

Posted 25 Jul 2016 by

ISSUE: Talon Compounding Pharmacy (TCP) voluntarily recalled all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to FDA concern over a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a sterile drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised can result in health hazards including risk of serious infection or other complications. The sterile products were distributed to patients and providers nationwide between January 18 and July 18, 2016. BACKGROUND: The recalled lots were packaged in 10ml amber glass vials bearing a label containing the name and strength of the drug, the lot number and the beyond-use date. RECOMMENDATION: Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these drug products. Providers who have dispensed any ... Read more

Related support groups: HCG, Pregnyl, Novarel, Chorionic Gonadotropin, Profasi, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Sermorelin, Ovidrel, Profasi HP, Choron-10, Geref Diagnostic, Chorex, Geref, Gonic, APL, Chorigon

Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Posted 3 Apr 2014 by

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 – Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed until 2010. During the follow-up period, 749 of the women developed breast cancer. Overall, women who took Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or gonadotropins as part of fertility treatments were not more likely to develop breast cancer than those who didn't take the drugs, according to the study in the current issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. "We wanted to evaluate the long-term relationship of fertility medications and breast cancer risk after controlling for other factors that have been shown to be correlated with both breast cancer risk and use of those drugs," Louise Brinton, chief of the ... Read more

Related support groups: Clomid, Female Infertility, Clomiphene, HCG, Pregnyl, Novarel, Chorionic Gonadotropin, Serophene, Ovidrel, Profasi, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Profasi HP, Choron-10, Gonic, Chorex, Milophene, Chorigon, APL

Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain, Small Study Suggests

Posted 10 Mar 2014 by

SATURDAY, March 8, 2014 – A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study. Seven of 9 patients reported a 30 percent to 40 percent decrease in pain after taking doses of oxytocin and human chorionic gonadotropin, the researchers found. In addition, the level of opioid (narcotic) painkillers needed by these seven patients also declined by 30 percent to 40 percent. Patients also reported improvement in the intensity of pain flare-ups and longer time between flares, the study authors said. Oxytocin is known as the "love hormone" and has been linked to positive human emotions. Human chorionic gonadotropin plays a role during pregnancy. Levels of both hormones increase during and after childbirth, and they're thought to contribute to lower levels of pain in pregnant women. Study author Dr. ... Read more

Related support groups: Pain, Oxytocin, HCG, Pregnyl, Pitocin, Novarel, Chorionic Gonadotropin, Profasi, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Ovidrel, Profasi HP, Syntocinon, Choron-10, Chorex, APL, Gonic, Chorigon

IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk

Posted 19 May 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, May 19 – Children whose mothers took fertility drugs were almost twice as likely to have autism as other children, new research finds. Being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or born prematurely also seemed to up the risk of autism, according to another study. In the first study, researchers asked 111 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study II who had a child with an autism spectrum disorder about their history of fertility problems and use of ovulation-inducing drugs, such as Clomid or gonadotropins. About 34 percent of moms with an autistic child had used fertility drugs compared to about 24 percent of some 3,900 mothers without an autistic child, the researchers found. Clomid and gonadotropins are often used as a first-line treatment for infertility, defined as trying for a year or longer to get pregnant without success, said lead study author Kristen Lyall, ... Read more

Related support groups: Clomid, Female Infertility, Clomiphene, Pregnyl, Gonal-f, Novarel, Chorionic Gonadotropin, Menopur, Serophene, Menotropins, Profasi, Ovidrel, Chorionic Gonadotropin (Hcg, Follistim, Profasi HP, Ganirelix, Gonal-f RFF, Follistim AQ, Bravelle, Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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