Fertigyn 5000 is a medicine which is used in female infertility and male infertility. Fertigyn 5000 injections contain the active ingredient chorionic gonadotrophin, which is a natural sex hormone also known as human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG. In women Fertigyn 5000 is used in the treatment of infertility or as part of a programme of treatment in assisted reproduction. Assisted reproduction increases the chances of having a multiple pregnancy. In men Fertigyn 5000 increases the production of testosterone and may be used to treat androgen deficiency, delayed puberty or infertility.
Among athletes, Fertigyn 5000 is used to stimulate natural testosterone production during or after a steroid cycle which has caused natural levels to be reduced. Stopping a steroid cycle abruptly, especially when endogenous androgens are absent, can cause a rapid loss in the athlete’s newly acquired muscle. When HCG is used to stimulate natural production, a notably pronounced crash may be avoided. Fertigyn 5000 HCG is always packaged in 2 different vials,one with a powder and the other with a sterile solvent. These vials need to be mixed before injecting, and refrigerated should any be left for later use.
Fertigyn 5000 Injection Uses
This parental preparation should be injected as per the age, gender and condition of the patient. This drug should be injected into the muscles, as per the recommended way.
- Adult dose for male: Administer 2 to 3 doses of this drug within a week.
- Adult dose for female: Single dose of this medicine, after finishing the course of Menotropins.
This dosage form should be cautiously used by patients and should be taken recommended dose of this drug; as taking large quantity of this drug can enhance the risk of issues like breathing problems, depression, alteration in heartbeat and breast tenderness.
Fertigyn 5000 Injection Side Effects
Side effects are rare in all uses of Fertigyn 5000, but they do occur in some individuals and some may be cause for concern:
- Severe mood swings;
- Severe swelling of ankles or feet;
- Severe abdominal pain, pressure or swelling;
- Symptoms of stroke;
- Symptoms of early puberty in boys;
- Symptoms of hypergonadism (excessive testosterone) in men.
Less concerning side effects include upset stomach, headache, tender or swollen breasts, water retention and restlessness.
Some patients are poor candidates for Fertigyn 5000, being at much greater risk of serious side effects, particularly patients with:
- Premature puberty;
- Certain hormone-receptive cancers (such as breast or prostate);
- Heart, kidney or liver issues;
- Ovarian cysts;
- Migraine headaches;
- Thyroid or adrenal gland issues.
The above conditions do not necessarily rule out use of Fertigyn 5000, but dosage may need to be adjusted and additional checkups may be scheduled to monitor the drug’s effect.
Other medications, supplements and vitamins might interfere with the effectiveness of HCG. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist before taking.