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Luteinising Hormone

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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Pituitary gonadotropin: Luteinizing hormone (LH)

Chemical Name

Glycoprotein.Heterodimer of non-covalently linked unspecific α- and specific β-glycopeptidic subunits, isolated from anterior pituitary.

Foreign Names

  • Lutropinum (Latin)
  • Luteinisierendes Hormon (German)
  • Hormone lutéinisante (French)
  • Lutropina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Gonadotropin B (IS)
  • ICSH (IS)
  • Interstitial cell stimulating hormone (IS)
  • LH (IS)
  • Luteotropic Hormone (IS)
  • Pituitary Luteinizing Hormone (IS)
  • PLH (IS)
  • Prolan B (IS)

Brand Names

  • Grafova [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone]
    Glenmark, India
  • HMG Ferring [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone]
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Lifecell [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone]
    Buxton, Argentina
  • Lutein
    Arion Mason, Peru
  • Menofactor
    Biofactor, Egypt
  • Menogon [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone]
    Ferring, Israel
  • Pergonal
    Serono, Egypt
  • Pergoveris [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone]
    Merck, Indonesia; Merck Serono, Poland; Serono, Tunisia
  • Pluset [+ Follicle Stimulating Hormone] [veterinary use]
    Vetcare, Finland; Laboratorios Calier, Belgium; Laboratorios Calier, Ireland; Laboratorios Calier, Netherlands; Laboratorios Calier, SA, United Kingdom; Qalian, France


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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