Home>drugs by ailments>Female infertility>human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Information about Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) Uses

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used in the treatment of female infertility and male hypogonadism.

How Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) works

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a sex hormone. In females, it helps in the release of eggs from the ovary. In males, it works by enhancing the production of testosterone which helps in treating conditions such as delayed puberty, and low sperm count.

Common side effects of Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Injection site pain, Headache, Fatigue, Depression, Irritation, Restlessness
CONTENT DETAILS
Written By
MDS, BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 11:51 AM (UTC)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy

Available Medicine for Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

HUCOGBharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
160 to ₹12896 variant(s)
Fertigyn HPSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
428 to ₹10503 variant(s)
SifasiSerum Institute Of India Ltd
402 to ₹9353 variant(s)
Lupi-HCGLupin Ltd
375 to ₹10004 variant(s)
OvidacZydus Cadila
337 to ₹8763 variant(s)
Ovipure HPBharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
288 to ₹10743 variant(s)
Zyhcg HPZydus Cadila
360 to ₹9783 variant(s)
Eema HPCorona Remedies Pvt Ltd
422 to ₹9903 variant(s)
PubergenSanzyme Ltd
201 to ₹7654 variant(s)
Sifasi HPSerum Institute Of India Ltd
376 to ₹10883 variant(s)

Expert advice for Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used together with another hormone called follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) for the treatment of infertility in women.
  • In men, it is used to help treat delayed puberty, undescended testes or oligospermia (low sperm count).
  • It is given as an injection into a muscle or under the skin.
  • 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).
  • If your ovaries are overstimulated you should not have sex, or use barrier contraception for at least four days.

Frequently asked questions for Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Q. Why do doctors suggest Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections during pregnancy?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that helps in pregnancy. It is responsible for the normal development of the egg in a woman's ovary. It also helps in ovulation by stimulating the release of the egg. While Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used in women to treat infertility, in men it is used to increase sperm count. It is usually not given if you are already pregnant. Consult your doctor and give a proper history before you start this medication.

Q. Is Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) painful?

Usually any injection can cause pain. There are reports that Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) can cause mild tenderness or tingling at the site of injection. This is quite normal for an injection procedure. However, if you experience unbearable pain after the injection, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Where do you inject Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)?

This medicine is injected in the supervision of medical healthcare professional only. When Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections are to be given in the muscles, it is preferred to inject it into the buttocks or the arms. If it is to be injected beneath the skin, then it is advised to pinch a part of the skin from the abdomen or front of thigh, and then inject the medicine.

Q. Are there any chances of twins when treated with Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)?

Yes, being treated for infertility with Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may increase the chances of getting pregnant with more than one child at the same time. In fact, it has been very commonly noticed that women develop twin pregnancy if being treated with this medicine. Consult your doctor for any such queries and follow the advice as directed.

Q. Do Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections cause breast tenderness?

Yes, Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections can sometimes lead to breast pain and enlargement of breasts, but the chances are uncommon. Do contact your doctor in case you experience any uneasiness or side effect of this medication and follow the advice given.

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.