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Luteinizing Hormone

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Uses

Luteinizing Hormone is used in the treatment of female infertility (inability to become pregnant) and male hypogonadism (decrease in male hormone)

How it works

It binds to the luteinizing hormone receptor which then activates adenylate cylcase through G protein mediation. Adenylate cyclase then activates many other pathways leading to steroid hormone production and other follicle maturation processes.

Common side effects

Headache, Injection site pain, Sleeping for unusually long periods, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Injection-site reactions, Breast pain, Weight gain, Fatigue, Acne, Hot flushes, Swelling of breast in male, Depression, Respiratory distress, Swelling of abdomen, Abdominal cramp, Ectopic pregnancy, Restlessness, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Ovarian cysts

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Content on this page was last updated on 04 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)