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Luteinizing Hormone

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Uses

Luteinizing Hormone is used in the treatment of female infertility and male hypogonadism.

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

Rash, Headache, Injection site allergic reaction, Injection site pain, Abdominal swelling, Sleeping for unusually long periods, Vomiting, Pain, Irritability, Injection-site reactions, OHSS (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), Breast pain, Fatigue, Depression, Abdominal cramp, Ectopic pregnancy, Respiratory disorder, Hot flashes, Restlessness, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Content on this page was last updated on 20 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)