Before Using

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of follitropin beta injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of follitropin beta injection have not been performed in the geriatric population.

Pregnancy

Information about this follitropin-beta-subcutaneous-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters X Studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities. This drug should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant because the risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Adrenal gland problems, uncontrolled or
  • Allergy to certain antibiotics (e.g., neomycin, streptomycin), or history of or
  • Cysts in the ovaries or enlarged ovaries or
  • High levels of FSH in the blood or
  • Pituitary gland problems, uncontrolled or
  • Thyroid gland problems, uncontrolled or
  • Tumor in the brain (hypothalamus area or pituitary gland) or
  • Tumor in the breast or
  • Tumor in the ovary or uterus or
  • Tumor in the testis or
  • Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, heavy or irregular—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Blood clots (thrombosis), or history of or
  • Blood vessel problems or
  • Lung or breathing problems or
  • Ovarian torsion (twisting of the ovary), history of or
  • Stomach surgery, history of—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.