General Information on Fostimon
Fostimon is used to treat infertility due to certain causes in women. It is given to women who have polycystic ovary syndrome or those who are going through a conception treatment process such as GIFT, IVF or ZIFT.
Active ingredient in the medicine is Urofollitropin, and it belongs to the category of gonadotrophins. It is given to the patient in the form of an injection.
The medicine works by stimulating the patient’s ovary to produce eggs. Once the follicles have developed, the patient is given human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG to encourage ovulation. In this way, pregnancy is attained with Fostimon.
Usually, patients would buy Fostimon if they have already tried Clomiphene treatment, but could not meet success in attaining pregnancy.
Side effects of Fostimon
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Fostimon if you are suffering from uterine or breast cancer, ovarian cancer, tumors in hypothalamic or pituitary glands of brain, ovarian cysts, malfunctioning ovaries, enlarged ovaries, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, physical defects in cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries or uterus, blocked fallopian tubes, premature menopause or uterine fibroids. This medicine is also not meant to be used by women who have got their uterus removed by hysterectomy.
If you become pregnant with Fostimon treatment, you may have more risks of attaining multiple pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. Chances of miscarriage or an abortion are also higher than normal. Therefore, you should be mentally ready for these and talk to your doctor about the risks involved and precautions to take.
Women may commonly experience headache, bloating, constipation or ovarian hyperstimulation during Fostimon treatment. Local area reaction can also occur, identified by pain, redness or swelling at the injection site. These side effects can be easily managed with or without medical help. But inform your doctor promptly if any of these become too troublesome.
Inform your doctor immediately if you develop lethargy, excessive dizziness, mood changes, hyperthyroidism, difficulty breathing, erythema, nosebleeds, pruritis, breast pain or enlargement, increased bleeding period, hot flushes, fatigue or urinary tract infection. These may be signs of a serious underlying condition and needs to be treated as soon as possible.
In some cases, the medicine may lead to blood clots in the blood vessels. This may lead to a condition termed as thromboembolism.
Dosage of Fostimon
Fostimon 75 or 150IU injection is given to the patient subcutaneously. The dosage recommended to you will depend on your age, severity of your condition, other medical conditions you are suffering from and other treatment procedures you have already undergone.
Usually, the injection is given in your abdominal region or on the front part of your thigh.
Drug Interactions of Fostimon
As you are trying to get pregnant with Fostimon treatment, stop using any barrier form or hormonal contraceptives. Also tell your doctor about any other hormonal medicines you are taking at present, as they may change hormonal levels in your body and may affect the way Fostimon is designed to work.
Apart from these, inform your doctor about all the prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines you are taking at present. Depending on these, your doctor will be able to decide whether Fostimon is the right medication for you or not.