Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Blood clots: This medication may increase the chance of blood clot formation, causing reduction of blood flow to organs or the extremities. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Lung problems: In rare cases, lung problems have been reported with the use of this medication. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Multiple births: This medication may increase the risk of multiple births (e.g., twins). Talk to your doctor about the risks of multiple births before beginning treatment.
Ovarian enlargement: Some women using this medication may experience ovarian enlargement associated with abdominal bloating or pain. In most cases, the pain and bloating will stop without treatment within 2 or 3 weeks. If you experience these symptoms, contact your doctor.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): Treatment with this medication can cause a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHHS). It most often develops after treatment has stopped. With OHHS, too many follicles grow and cause abdominal or pelvic discomfort or pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight gain. Some women may experience difficulty breathing and diarrhea. OHHS can progress rapidly and may become serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if menotropins pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: This medication is intended for use by women of child-bearing age. Its safety and effectiveness have not been established for children.
Seniors: This medication is intended for use by women of child-bearing age. Its safety and effectiveness have not been established for seniors.