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
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