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Choriogonadotropin Alfa



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula

C437-H682-N122-O134-S13 (α-subunit); C668-H1090-N196-O203-S13(β-subunit)

Therapeutic Category

Recombinant extrapituitary gonadotropin with LH action

Chemical Name

Recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (protein moiety reduced), glycoform α. Complex with α-subunit (human α-subunit protein moiety reduced) and β-subunit (human β-subunit protein moiety reduced)

Foreign Names

  • Choriogonadotropinum alfa (Latin)
  • Choriogonadotropin alfa (German)
  • Choriogonadotropine alfa (French)
  • Coriogonadotropina alfa (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Choriomon
    IBSA Institut Biochimique, Bosnia & Herzegowina; UCB Biopharma, Brazil
  • Ovidrel
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Merck, Brazil; Merck, Chile; Merck, Colombia; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, South Korea; Merck, Philippines; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Japan; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Pharmacy Retailing, New Zealand; Serono, Venezuela; Merck Merck Serono Division, Singapore
  • Ovitrelle
    2care4, Norway; Merck, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck, Denmark; Merck, Finland; Merck, Georgia; Merck, Greece; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Norway; Merck, Portugal; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Slovakia; Merck, Turkey; Merck, South Africa; Merck Consumer Healthcare, Belgium; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Estonia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Macedonia; Merck Serono, Netherlands; Merck Serono, Poland; Merck Serono, Serbia; Merck Serono Ltd, Iceland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Cyprus; Serono, Lebanon
  • Ovitrelle 250µg
    Merck, Hungary; Merck, Luxembourg
  • Ovitrelle 250µg/0,5ml
    Eurim-Pharm, Austria; Merck, Hungary; Merck Serono, Austria
  • Ovitrelle 250mcg/0.5 ml
    Merck, Switzerland; Merck Serono Ltd, Israel
  • Pregnyl 1500 I.E.
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria
  • Pregnyl 5000 I.E.
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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