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Luteinizing Hormone



Infertility, Superovulation, and can also be given in adjunctive therapy as an alternative drug of choice in Hypogonadotrophic 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

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


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Content on this page was last updated on 17 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)