What is Repronex injection?
Repronex injection is a medication used to treat certain types of fertility problems in women. It often offers luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which help in stimulating healthy ovaries with an aim of making eggs. This medication is often used in combination with human chorionic gonadotropin-hCG hormone to help a woman become pregnant through bringing about the growth as well as release of a mature egg known as ovulation. It is a perfect medication for those women whose ovaries have lost the ability to make eggs properly (commonly known as ovarian failure).
How do you use Repronex injection?
Before using it, you should read the Information provided in the leaflet by your pharmacist or doctor. In addition, you must learn and understand all usage instructions. When using it, you should inject under your skin (subcutaneously) or into muscle or intramuscularly precisely as directed by your pharmacist or doctor. The length and dosage of treatment are always based on your response to therapy, medical condition, and many other medications you might be taking.
It is important that you let your pharmacist and doctor know about all the products you are using (including nonprescription drugs, prescription drugs, and herbal products). This will enable them make a precise decision on whether to allow you use the medication or not depending on the risk factors. Before using, you must check the solution visually for discoloration or particles. If either of them is present, don’t use the liquid. Whenever you notice any problems, you should seek help from your pharmacist and doctor immediately.
What are the side effects?
Here are some of the side effects that you should expect when using Repronex injection:
- Redness/pain at the site of injection,
- Mild stomach pain/bloating, dizziness or
- Breast tenderness
You should let your doctor know right away if any of the following unlikely but serious side effects does occurs flu-like symptoms (such as joint pain, muscle ache, fever, chills, tiredness) and vaginal bleeding.
Seek an immediate medical attention if you experience weakness on your body side, slurred speech, severe headache, swelling/pain of the calf muscles, chest pain, shortness of breath or sudden vision changes.
This medication may sometimes cause a condition called Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). You should let your doctor know it as soon as it happens.
How about the precautions?
Before using Repronex injection medication, tell your pharmacist or doctor if you’re allergic to it or any other common products that contains FSH or LH. It is important that your doctors does know your medical history, thus helping them make a precise decision on whether to prescribe you the medication or not.
Never use it if you have vaginal bleeding/ abnormal uterine, adrenal gland or thyroid problems, reproductive organs cancer (breast, uterus, ovary), brain tumor (e.g., pituitary tumor), enlarged ovaries or ovarian cysts, obesity, stroke, heart attack), and lung problems.
Drug interactions may sometimes change how your medications can work or even increase your risk for the side effects. Seek medical help whenever you need reduce these side effects.
In conclusion, the above overview of Repronex injection medication should help you understand it before using it to cure ovarian failure condition.