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
Vomiting, Nausea, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Abdominal pain, Breast pain, Ectopic pregnancy, Headache, Injection-site reactions, Sleeping for unusually long periods