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Follistim

Description:

Follistim AQ Cartridge for use with the Follistim Pen
Follistim AQ 75 IU and 150 IU Vials

Follistim (follitropin beta) contains human follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) that is manufactured using recombinant DNA technology. Follistim AQ cartridge is a prefilled, premixed recombinant gonadotropin. Packaged in 300 IU (international units), 600 IU and 900 IU cartridges, the Follistim Pen allows the user to dial a specific dose in 25 IU increments from 50 IU to 450 IU per subcutaneous injection. Follistim AQ 75 IU and 150 IU vials are packaged in 0.5cc premixed aqueous vials for subcutaneous or intramuscular administration. It is indicated for the development of multiple follicles in ovulatory patients participating in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) program. It is also indicated for the induction of ovulation and pregnancy in anovulatory infertile patients in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure.

How It Works:

Follistim is administered as a subcutaneous injection. Follistim acts like naturally produced FSH by stimulating a follicle (egg) to develop and mature in the ovary. Follistim is also used to stimulate the development of multiple eggs for assisted reproductive technologies.

Potential Side Effects:

Side effects that may occur include: abdominal pain/discomfort, ovarian cysts, dizziness, flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, muscle aches, joint pains, nausea, headache, malaise, breast tenderness, dry skin, body rash, hives. Treatment with Follistim may increase the likelihood of multiple births. The risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) should be discussed with your physician prior to treatment. Early warning signs include severe pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting and weight gain.

If you experience an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; or hives; seek emergency medical attention immediately. And if at any time you experience: pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in an arm or leg; confusion, severe dizziness or severe headache, seek medical attention immediately.

PLEASE NOTE: If these or any other side effects occur, contact your physician.

Storage:

Store Follistim AQ Cartridge at room temperature for 90 days or refrigerate until expiration date. After initial use, medication can be stored refrigerated or unrefrigerated for a maximum of 28 days. Store Follistim AQ vials at room temperature for 90 days or refrigerate until expiration date.  Protect from light, keep container in carton.  Do not freeze.

FOLLISTIM® AQ CARTRIDGE
For Use With Follistim Pen

 

Injection Instructions

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