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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (follicle stimulating hormone systemic) is a member of the drug class gonadotropins and is used to treat Follicle Stimulation, Hypogonadism - Male and Ovulation Induction.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Pituitary gonadotropin: Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

Chemical Name

Glycoprotein, each monomeric unit is a protein molecule with a sugar attached to it. Two of these make the full, functional protein.A heterodimer of noncovalently linked α- and β-subunits, isolated from anterior pituitary.

Foreign Names

  • Follitropinum (Latin)
  • Follikel Stimulierendes Hormon (German)
  • Hormone folliculostimulante (French)
  • Folitropina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Follitrin
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • Folltropin (veterinary use)
    Bioniche, Ireland
  • Fostimon
    Buxton, Argentina; IBSA, Tunisia
  • Gonal F
    Merck, Colombia
  • Grafova (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone)
    Glenmark, India
  • HMG Ferring
    Gynopharm, Chile
  • HMG Ferring (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone)
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Lifecell (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone)
    Buxton, Argentina
  • Menogon (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone)
    Ferring, Israel
  • Menopur (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising)
    Ferring, France
  • Pergoveris (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone)
    Serono, Tunisia
  • Pergoveris (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa)
    Merck Serono, Argentina
  • Pluset (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone (veterinary use))
    Laboratorios Calier, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Puregon
    Emra-Med, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Organon, Norway
  • Stimufol (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa (veterinary use))
    Reprobiol, France
  • Bemfola
    Finox, Netherlands; Finox Biotech, Germany; Finox Biotech, United Kingdom
  • Follitrope
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea; LG Life Sciences, Thailand; Novatec, Thailand
  • Folltropin (veterinary use)
    Bioniche, Netherlands; Bioniche Animal Health Europe Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Folltropin V (veterinary use)
    Bioniche Animal Health, Australia; Bomac, New Zealand
  • Forielle
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonadopin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Gonal F
    Merck, Chile; Merck, Hungary; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, Peru; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Romania; Serono, Bangladesh; Serono, Brazil; Serono, Slovenia; Serono, Slovakia; Serono, Venezuela
  • Gonalef
    Merck Serono, Japan
  • Gonal-F
    Emra-Med, Austria; euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, South Korea; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Serbia; Merck KGaA, Vietnam; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, Belgium; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Israel; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Oman; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Serono, Georgia; Serono, Lebanon; Serono, Tunisia; Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f
    EMD Serono, Canada; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Singapore; Merck, Thailand; Merck, Turkey; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, South Africa
  • GONAL-f
    EMD Serono, United States; Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Netherlands; Merck, Sweden; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Norway; Serono, Greece; Serono, Portugal; Serono, Slovenia
  • Ovagen (veterinary use)
    ICPbio, Netherlands
  • Ovaleap
    TEVA, Netherlands
  • Pergoveris (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa)
    Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Hungary; Merck, Netherlands; Merck, Serbia; Merck, Singapore; Merck KGaA, Vietnam; Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, Belgium; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Georgia; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Israel; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Norway; Merck Serono, Portugal; Merck Serono, Romania; Merck Serono, Russian Federation; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Serono, Greece; Serono, Slovenia; Serono, Slovakia; Serono Europe, Lithuania; Serono Europe-GB, Italy
  • Puregon
    Organon, Vietnam
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Fertavid
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portugal; Organon, Netherlands; Schering-Plough, Lithuania
  • Follistim
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Japan
  • Puregon
    Merck, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Belgium; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Colombia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ireland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Panama; MSD, Peru; MSD, Sweden; MSD, El Salvador; MSD, Thailand; MSD Chibropharm, Germany; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; Organon, Austria; Organon, Brazil; Organon, China; Organon, Czech Republic; Organon, Denmark; Organon, Georgia; Organon, Greece; Organon, Hungary; Organon, Israel; Organon, Italy; Organon, Lebanon; Organon, Lithuania; Organon, Latvia; Organon, Oman; Organon, Philippines; Organon, Portugal; Organon, Romania; Organon, Serbia; Organon, Russian Federation; Organon, Slovenia; Organon, Slovakia; Orion, Slovakia; Schering-Plough, Argentina; Schering-Plough, Chile; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Croatia (Hrvatska); Schering-Plough, Indonesia; Schering-Plough, Taiwan; Organon, Iceland
  • Puregon Cartridge
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Singapore
  • Puregon Vial
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Singapore
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Pluset (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone (veterinary use))
    Laboratorios Calier, Ireland; Laboratorios Calier, SA, United Kingdom; Qalian, France; Sykes Vet International, Australia
  • Altermon
    Faran Laboratories, Greece
  • Bravelle
    Biopas, Colombia; Dipa, Indonesia; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Canada; Ferring, Czech Republic; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Georgia; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Latvia; Ferring, Mexico; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Oman; Ferring, Poland; Ferring, Portugal; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Serbia; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Slovenia; Ferring, Slovakia; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria; Ferring Legemidler AS, Norway; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Evahope-F HP
    Celon, India
  • Foliculin
    Bharat Serums, India
  • Follimon
    LG Life Sciences, Georgia; LG Life Sciences, Thailand; Novatec, Thailand
  • Follitrin
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Fostimon
    CORNE, Mexico; Genévrier, France; IBSA, Bosnia & Herzegowina; IBSA, Bulgaria; IBSA, Switzerland; IBSA, Czech Republic; IBSA, Hungary; IBSA, Israel; IBSA, Netherlands; IBSA, Norway; IBSA, Oman; IBSA, Poland; IBSA, Portugal; IBSA, Serbia; IBSA, Turkey; IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Italy; Meizler, Brazil; Mithra, Belgium; NordicInfu Care, Sweden
  • Fostipur
    Farma Lepori, Spain; IBSA, Georgia
  • Gonotrop F
    Win Medicare, India
  • Lebaode (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Lutropin Alfa)
    Livzon Zhuhai, China
  • Lishenbao
    Livzon Zhuhai, China
  • Materna-FSH
    Emcure, India
  • Merional (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Chorionic Gonadotrophin)
    IBSA, Switzerland
  • Metrodin
    Serum Institute, India
  • Metrodin HP
    Merck Serono, Oman
  • Urofollitropin-IBSA Institut Biochimique
    IBSA, China
  • Utrova
    Glenmark, India

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