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Folisurge 900 Injection

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Salt Synonyms
Follitropin alpha
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

Folisurge 900 Injection is used in the treatment of infertility in women. It is also helpful in the treatment of male hypogonadism (delayed puberty, and low sperm count). It works by releasing the eggs from the ovary in women and by increasing the testosterone level in men.

Folisurge 900 Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide the right time to take the injection, so always follow your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include allergic reactions, headache, swelling of the breast in males, and acne. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, or had an ovarian cyst, or had thyroid gland disorder. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should avoid alcohol or have to follow doctor advice related to diet while taking this medicine.

Uses of Folisurge Injection

Benefits of Folisurge Injection

In Female infertility

Folisurge 900 Injection helps in normal development of an egg in a woman's ovary (female reproductive organ), and stimulates the release of a healthy, matured egg. This helps to treat infertility in women and increases the chance of a successful pregnancy. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. You should use the medicine as prescribed for it to be effective.

In Male hypogonadism

Male Hypogonadism is the improper functioning of reproductive organs, that is, testes in males, which causes failure to produce sex hormones required for fertility. Folisurge 900 Injection acts as the male sex hormone, testosterone and therefore, improves sperm production in males. This can reduce infertility and helps to treat hypogonadism in males. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Folisurge Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Folisurge

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

How to use Folisurge Injection

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

How Folisurge Injection works

Folisurge 900 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Folisurge 900 Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Folisurge 900 Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Folisurge 900 Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Folisurge 900 Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Folisurge 900 Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Folisurge 900 Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Folisurge Injection?

If you miss a dose of Folisurge 900 Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • 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 Folisurge 900 Injection if you are already pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Folisurge 900 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 Folisurge 900 Injection is more likely to result in a multiple pregnancy (twins or more).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gonadotropins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL
Action Class
Gonadotropins

Patient concerns

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4 years to go of marriage. 3rd IUI treatment is in flow at hedgewar rugnalaya aurangabad MH. But no any result. Now I give Folisurge 300 i.u. Injection. i confuse about injection.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Injection is for ovulation induction
I am undergoing Infertility treatment. My doctor has prescribed me Folisurge 225 for 10 days then she will perform the ICSI cycle. I have PCOD and want to know whether line of treatment if correct.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes it a good line of treatment
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FAQs

Q. What is Folisurge 900 Injection and what it is used for?

Folisurge 900 Injection 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 Folisurge 900 Injection?

Folisurge 900 Injection 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 Folisurge 900 Injection?

Ideally, you should try not to miss a dose of Folisurge 900 Injection. 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 Folisurge 900 Injection?

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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Country of origin: Italy
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