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Overview

Uses of Foligraf Injection

Foligraf 1200 IU Injection is used in the treatment of female infertility and male hypogonadism. It is used in women who have a problem in ovulation or undergoing fertility treatment like in-vitro fertilization. In men, it helps in the production of sperm cells.

Foligraf Injection side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Injection site allergic reaction
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne
  • Swelling of breast in male
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Ovarian cysts

How to use Foligraf Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Foligraf Injection works

Foligraf 1200 IU Injection is a hormone. In females, it works by stimulating the release of estrogen which helps in the growth and development of the egg before release. In males, it helps in the production of sperms.

Foligraf Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Foligraf 1200 IU Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Foligraf 1200 IU Injection during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Foligraf 1200 IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Foligraf 1200 IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Foligraf 1200 IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Foligraf Injection?

If you miss a dose of Foligraf 1200 IU Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It may also be used to stimulate sperm formation in men.
  • The injection is administered under the skin. Follow the recommended dosage and monitoring schedules to minimise the possibility of ovarian hyperstimulation.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden weight gain, trouble breathing, or decreased or no urination during treatment, as these could be symptoms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
  • Do not use Foligraf 1200 IU Injection if you are already pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Foligraf 1200 IU Injection stimulates the production of eggs in women undergoing treatment for infertility.
  • Your doctor may prescribe more than one medicine as part of your suggested pregnancy plan.
  • Pregnancy following treatment with Foligraf 1200 IU Injection is more likely to result in a multiple pregnancy (twins or more).

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Foligraf

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Treatment for male infertility
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
its a vast topic treatment depends on the cause . kindly see an andrologist for detailed evaluation
Male infertility-low sperm motility
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for this condition you need to visit a sexologist
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FAQs

Q. What is Foligraf and what it is used for?

Foligraf contains Follitropin alfa which is a type of Follicle Stimulating Hormone produced naturally by the body. It is used in women who are unable to ovulate. It works by stimulating the growth of follicles (which contain eggs) in the ovary. This helps in the release of a properly developed egg at the time of ovulation. It is also used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which help women to become pregnant. It may also be used in adult men who are infertile due to lack of certain hormones and inability to produce enough sperm cells.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Foligraf?

Foligraf is an injection given subcutaneously (just under the skin). The dose and treatment duration depend on the ovarian response of the patient.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Foligraf?

Ideally, you should try not to miss a dose of Foligraf. However, please talk to your doctor as soon as you remember that you have missed a dose.

Q. What are the side effects of using Foligraf?

The most common side effect is a local site reaction at the injection site (pain, redness, swelling, and irritation). The other common side effects are a headache, ovarian cysts, abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating. If any of these side effects bother you, please consult with your doctor. In addition, this medicine may increase the likelihood of conditions like ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), multiple pregnancy or miscarriage.

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References
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