What are the side effects of Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (hMG)?
Human menopausal gonadotropin or hMG (Repronex® or Menopur®) is a drug
that can be used to treat infertility. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive a
baby within one year of trying. HMG (also called menotropins) is a hormonal mixture of
luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). HMG, in combination with human
chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), helps ovulation to occur in females. It also helps to stimulate
the production of sperm in males dealing with fertility issues. Side effects of hMG include
mild bloating, severe stomach pain, moderate to severe bloating, decreased urine output, upset
stomach, nausea, diarrhea, severe pelvic pain, rapid weight gain, rash, shortness of breath,
injection site reactions, ovarian cysts, and runny nose. Be sure to tell your doctor
immediately if your side effects become bothersome or severe. If you are having difficulty
becoming pregnant, be sure to talk to your doctor about what the best treatment is for
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