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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)

G03GA05

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009002-68-0

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

  • Bemfola
    Gedeon Richter, France
  • Bravelle
    Ferring, Malta
  • Fertinorm
    Hilton, Pakistan
  • Follimon
    LG Life Sciences, Pakistan
  • Follitrin
    Excel Health Care, Pakistan; Quality Pharma, Peru
  • Follitrin 150
    Ferring, Argentina; Gador, Uruguay
  • Follitrin 75
    Gador, Uruguay
  • Follitropin 700 IE für Rinder For cattle
    Vetoquinol Österreich, Austria
  • Folltropin [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol UK Limited, Ireland; Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Folltropin 700 j.m. [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol Biowet, Poland
  • Fostimon
    Buxton, Argentina; IBSA, Tunisia; IBSA, Institut Biochimique SA, Kuwait
  • FSH Sedico
    Sedico, Egypt
  • Gonal F
    Serono, Egypt
  • Gonal-f 900 NE/1.5 ml
    Merck, Hungary
  • Grafova [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Glenmark, India
  • HMG Ferring [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Lifecell [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Buxton, Argentina
  • Menogon [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Ferring, Israel
  • Menopur [+ Menotropin, + Lutropin Alfa]
    Ferring, Greece
  • Meriofert 75 NE
    IBSA, Hungary
  • Pergoveris [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Serono, Tunisia
  • Pergoveris [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Colombia; Merck Serono, Argentina
  • Pluset [+ Luteinising Hormone] [veterinary use]
    Laboratorios Calier, Netherlands; Vetcare, Finland
  • Puregon
    MSD, Norway; Organon, Egypt
  • Stimufol [+ Lutropin Alfa] [veterinary use]
    Reprobiol, Belgium; Reprobiol, France
  • Bemfola
    Finox, Belgium; Gedeon, Portugal; Gedeon Richter, Australia; Gedeon Richter, Czech Republic; Gedeon Richter, Denmark; Gedeon Richter, Estonia; Gedeon Richter, Spain; Gedeon Richter, Finland; Gedeon Richter, Ireland; Gedeon Richter, Latvia; Gedeon Richter, Netherlands; Gedeon Richter, Norway; Gedeon Richter, Poland; Gedeon Richter, Romania; Gedeon Richter, Serbia; Gedeon Richter, Sweden; Gedeon Richter, Slovakia; Gedeon Richter Plc, Iceland; Gedeon Richter UK, United Kingdom
  • Bemfola 150I.E/0.25ml
    Finox, Luxembourg; FINOX Biotech, Germany; FINOX Biotech, Hungary; Gedeon Richter, Austria
  • Bemfola 225I.E./0,375ml
    Finox, Luxembourg; FINOX Biotech, Germany; FINOX Biotech, Hungary; Gedeon Richter, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria
  • Bemfola 300I.E./0,50ml
    Finox, Luxembourg; FINOX Biotech, Germany; FINOX Biotech, Hungary; Gedeon Richter, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria
  • Bemfola 450I.E/0,75ml
    Finox, Luxembourg; FINOX Biotech, Germany; FINOX Biotech, Hungary; Gedeon Richter, Austria
  • Bemfola 75I.E./0,125ml
    Finox, Luxembourg; FINOX Biotech, Germany; FINOX Biotech, Hungary; Gedeon Richter, Austria
  • Elonva
    MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey
  • Follitrope
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea; LG Life Sciences, Thailand
  • Follotropin [veterinary use]
    Bio98, Italy
  • Folltropin [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol, Netherlands
  • Folltropin V [veterinary use]
    Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Gonadopin
    Bergamo, Brazil; Dong-A, South Korea
  • Gonal F
    Hilton, Pakistan; Merck, Chile; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, Mexico; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Romania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Netherlands; Serono, Bangladesh; Serono, Venezuela
  • Gonalef
    Merck Serono, Japan
  • Gonal-F
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Merck, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Merck, Brazil; Merck, Colombia; Merck, Denmark; Merck, Finland; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, South Korea; Merck, Norway; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Portugal; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Slovakia; Merck, Turkey; Merck Consumer Healthcare, Belgium; Merck KgaA, Greece; Merck KgaA, Oman; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Estonia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Macedonia; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Poland; Merck Serono, Serbia; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Merck Serono, South Africa; Merck Serono Europe, Cyprus; Merck Serono Kuwait, Kuwait; Merck Serono Ltd, Israel; Orifarm, Norway; Pharmacy Retailing, New Zealand; Serono, Georgia; Serono, Lebanon; Serono, Tunisia; Serono Europe, Lithuania; Merck Merck Serono Division, Singapore
  • Gonal-f (22 µg)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f (33 µg)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f (33 µg/0.75 ml)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f (66 µg)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f (77 µg)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Gonal-f 1050 I.E./1,75 ml (77 µg/1,75 ml)
    Merck Serono, Austria
  • Gonal-f 1050 IE (77mcg)
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-F 300
    Merck Serono, Serbia
  • Gonal-f 300 E/0.5ml
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-f 300 I.E./0,5 ml
    22 µg/0,5 mg euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria
  • Gonal-f 300 I.E./0,5 ml (22 µg/0,5 mg)
    Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck, Luxembourg; Merck Serono, Austria
  • Gonal-f 300 NE/0.5 ml
    Merck, Hungary
  • Gonal-F 450
    Merck Serono, Serbia
  • Gonal-f 450 E/0.75ml
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-f 450 I.E./0,75 ml
    33 µg/0,75 ml euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria
  • Gonal-f 450 I.E./0,75 ml (33 µg/0,75 ml)
    Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck, Luxembourg; Merck Serono, Austria
  • Gonal-f 450 IE (33mcg)
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-f 450 NE/0.75 ml
    Merck, Hungary
  • Gonal-f 75 IE (5.5mcg)
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-f 75 IU (5.5 mcg)
    Merck, Luxembourg; Merck Serono Ltd, Israel
  • Gonal-f 75 NE
    Merck, Hungary
  • Gonal-F 900
    Merck Serono, Serbia
  • Gonal-f 900 E/1.5ml
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Gonal-f 900 I.E./1,5 ml (66 µg/1,5 ml)
    Emra-Med Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Gonal-f 900 I.E./1,5 ml
    66 µg/1,5 ml euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria
  • Gonal-f 900 I.E./1,5 ml (66 µg/1,5 ml)
    Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck, Luxembourg; Merck Serono, Austria
  • Meriofert [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    IBSA Farmaceutici Italia Srl., Greece
  • Ovagen TM 17.6 mg voor runderen [veterinary use]
    ICPbio, Netherlands
  • Ovaleap
    Teva, Czech Republic; Teva, Germany; Teva, Denmark; Teva, Spain; Teva, Greece; Teva, Lithuania; Teva, Latvia; Teva, Norway; Teva, Sweden; Teva Eesti, Estonia; Teva Nederland, Netherlands; Teva Pharma, Portugal; Teva Pharma, Romania; Teva Pharma, Slovenia; Teva Pharma Belgium, Belgium; Teva Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Teva Santé, France
  • Ovaleap 300UI/0.5ml
    Teva, Luxembourg
  • Ovaleap 450UI/0.75ml
    Teva, Luxembourg
  • Ovaleap 900UI/1.5ml
    Teva, Luxembourg
  • Pergoveris (300UI/150UI)/0.48ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Luxembourg
  • Pergoveris (450UI/225UI)0.72ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Luxembourg
  • Pergoveris (900UI/450UI)/1.44ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Luxembourg
  • Pergoveris [+ Luteinising Hormone]
    Merck, Indonesia
  • Pergoveris [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    EMD Serono, Canada; Merck, Chile; Merck, Denmark; Merck, Finland; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, Norway; Merck, Portugal; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Slovakia; Merck Consumer Healthcare, Belgium; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Estonia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Georgia; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Netherlands; Merck Serono, Poland; Merck Serono, Romania; Merck Serono, Serbia; Merck Serono, South Africa; Merck Serono Ltd, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Serono, Greece; Serono Europe, Lithuania; Merck Merck Serono Division, Singapore
  • Pergoveris 150 I.E./75 I.E. [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, Germany
  • Pergoveris 150 NE/75 NE [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Hungary
  • Pergoveris 150/75 [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Pergoveris Pen 300IE/150IE/0.48ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Pergoveris Pen 450IE/225IE/0.72ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Pergoveris Pen 900IE/450IE/1.44ml [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Pergoveris-150 [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck, Luxembourg
  • Puregon
    N.V. Organon, Macedonia
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Super-Ov [veterinary use]
    Therio, United States
  • Bemfola
    Gedeon Richter, Lithuania
  • Fertavid
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Estonia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Netherlands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Poland; MSD, Sweden
  • Follistim
    MSD, Japan; Organon, United States
  • Pergoveris 150/75 [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Merck KGaA, Oman
  • Puregon
    M.S.D., Portugal; Merck, Iceland; Merck Canada, Canada; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Australia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Cyprus; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Estonia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Netherlands; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Poland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Romania; MSD, Costa Rica; MSD, Czech Republic; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Finland; MSD, France; MSD, Guatemala; MSD, Honduras; MSD, Ireland; MSD, Panama; MSD, Peru; MSD, Sweden; MSD, El Salvador; MSD, Thailand; MSD Argentina, Argentina; MSD Belgium, Belgium; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Turkey; N.V. Organon, Serbia; Organon, Georgia; Organon, Kuwait; Organon, Lebanon; Organon, Oman; Organon, Slovakia; Organon, Venezuela; Organon Italia, Italy; Schering-Plough, Chile; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Indonesia; Schering-Plough, Taiwan; Merck Sharp & Dohme Asia, Vietnam
  • Puregon (Merck Sharp & Dohme
    China MSD, China
  • Puregon 100NE/0.5ml
    MSD Pharma, Hungary
  • Puregon 200NE/0.5ml
    MSD Pharma, Hungary
  • Puregon 300 E
    MSD, Switzerland
  • Puregon 300I.E./0.36ml
    Abacus, Austria; Emra-Med Arzneimittel, Austria; euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Puregon 300NE/0.36ml
    MSD Pharma, Hungary
  • Puregon 300UI/0.36ml
    MSD Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Puregon 50 NE/0.5 ml
    MSD Pharma, Hungary
  • Puregon 50I.E./0.5ml
    MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Puregon 600 E
    MSD, Switzerland
  • Puregon 600I.E./0.72ml
    Abacus, Austria; Emra-Med Arzneimittel, Austria; euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Puregon 600UI/0.72ml
    MSD Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Puregon 75I.E./0.5ml
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria
  • Puregon 900 E
    MSD, Switzerland
  • Puregon 900I.E./1.08ml
    Abacus, Austria; Eurim-Pharm, Austria; euro rx Arzneimittel GmbH, Austria; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany
  • Puregon 900UI/1.08ml
    MSD Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Puregon Cartridge
    Merck Sharp & Dohme Pharma Singapore, Singapore
  • Puregon Vial
    Merck Sharp & Dohme Pharma Singapore, Singapore
  • Recagon
    Organon, India
  • Rekovelle
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Slovenia
  • Folltropin [veterinary use]
    Vetochas, Germany
  • FOLLTROPIN [veterinary use]
    Vétoquinol USA, United States
  • Pluset [+ Luteinising Hormone] [veterinary use]
    Laboratorios Calier, Belgium; Laboratorios Calier, Ireland; Laboratorios Calier, SA, United Kingdom; Qalian, France
  • Altermon
    Angelini Pharma, Greece
  • Bravelle
    Clinres, Croatia (Hrvatska); Dipa, Indonesia; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Brazil; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Georgia; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Macedonia; Ferring, Malaysia; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Oman; Ferring, Poland; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Serbia; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Turkey; Ferring GmbH, Israel; Ferring Hellas Mepe, Cyprus; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Singapore; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Bravelle 75 I.E.
    Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Evahope-F HP
    Celon, India
  • Foliculin
    Bharat Serums, India
  • Follegon
    Organon, Kuwait
  • Follitrin
    Massone, Paraguay
  • Follitrin 75
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Fostimon
    Corne, Mexico; IBSA, Czech Republic; IBSA, Egypt; IBSA, Finland; IBSA, Lebanon; IBSA, Netherlands; IBSA, Norway; IBSA, Oman; IBSA, Poland; IBSA, Sweden; IBSA, Slovakia; IBSA, Turkey; IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Italy; IBSA Institut Biochimique, Bosnia & Herzegowina; IBSA Institut Biochimique, Macedonia; IBSA Institut Biochimique S.A., Serbia; IBSA Scandinavia, Denmark; UCB Biopharma, Brazil
  • Fostimon 150 I.E.
    IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Austria
  • Fostimon 150 IE
    IBSA, Switzerland
  • Fostimon 150 UI
    IBSA, Bulgaria
  • Fostimon 150iu
    IBSA, Israel
  • Fostimon 75 I.E.
    IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, Austria
  • Fostimon 75 IE
    IBSA, Switzerland
  • Fostimon 75 NE
    IBSA, Hungary
  • Fostimon 75 UI
    IBSA, Bulgaria
  • Fostimon 75iu
    IBSA, Israel
  • Fostimonkit
    Genévrier, France
  • Fostipur
    Angelini, Spain; IBSA, Georgia
  • Gonotrop F
    Win Medicare, India
  • Lebaode [+ Lutropin Alfa]
    Livzon Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Lishenbao
    Livzon Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Materna-FSH
    Emcure, India
  • Metrodin
    Merck Serono Kuwait, Kuwait; Serum Institute, India
  • Metrodine HP
    Serono, Egypt
  • Ovufol-HP
    VHB, India
  • Urofollitropin-IBSA Institut Biochimique
    IBSA, China
  • Utrova
    Glenmark, India

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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