GONAL-f 900 IU/1.5 mL Pen

Other Names:Follitropin Alfa
Active Ingredient:Follitropin Alfa
Maker:Organon European Packaging


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What is Gonal-F 900 IU?

Gonal F 9000 UI Pen, for injection is a human follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparation of recombinant DNA origin. In women, FSH causes the ovaries to produce eggs. In men, FSH causes sperm production. Follitropin Alfa Pen can be used in women seeking pregnancy or in men with a rare condition that affects sperm production.

Follitropin Pen may be one of several drugs prescribed to a patient as part of a treatment program. Your doctor or nurse will tell you the number of units (IU FSH) of Follitropin Alfa to use each day and the number of days to use the same vial. Your doctor or nurse will show you how to inject the prescribed dose. Usual injection sites include the skin on the stomach, upper leg, or upper arm.

Do not take Gonal F if you have allergies to any of these materials:

  • follitropin
  • sucrose
  • sodium phosphate
  • benzyl alcohol

Do not take Gonal F if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

How is Gonal-F 900IU Pen Used?

Gonal F is usually given by your doctor or nurse. However, you can also give the injections yourself. If your doctor decides that you can give the injections yourself, you or your partner can easily inject the medicine. Gonal-F is given as an injection under the skin in the lower abdomen or thigh.

Read the instructions for use carefully before starting the injections. When you notice any depression, discolouration or pain in the area where you are injected, you should avoid injecting in that area. If necessary, you can inform your doctor.

When you start giving the injections yourself, you must be careful not to stop without telling your doctor.  You should not adjust the dose without asking your doctor. Otherwise, unwanted side effects may occur. If you do not feel well, tell your doctor immediately.

After using the medicine, you can store it in the refrigerator in its package. However, you should not freeze it. When there is no way to cool the product, you can store it below 25 degrees, protecting it from light for up to 3 months.

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