Generic Name: Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Know the basics

What is chorionic gonadotropin (APL) used for?

In females: chorionic gonadotropin (APL) is commonly used for:

  • Helping conception in females by combining with other drugs, such as menotropins and urofollitropin, commonly after having failed with clomiphene alone (Serophene);
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF).

In males: chorionic gonadotropin (APL) is commonly used for:

  • Causing the normal dropping of the testicles into the scrotum before puberty;
  • Helping with normal sexual development.

Although chorionic gonadotropin may help to lose weight, the ordinary evidence is not available.

How should I take chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

For injection form, you should:

  • Receive chorionic gonadotropin (APL) injected by a dose calculated from your doctor;
  • Read the label carefully before using chorionic gonadotropin (APL) hydrochloride;
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store chorionic gonadotropin (APL) in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of chorionic gonadotropin (APL) that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush chorionic gonadotropin (APL) down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

Before using chorionic gonadotropin (APL), tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction;
  • Pediatric;
  • Geriatric;
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with chorionic gonadotropin (APL).

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using chorionic gonadotropin (APL) during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking chorionic gonadotropin (APL). Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) is pregnancy risk category X, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk;
  • B=No risk in some studies;
  • C=There may be some risk;
  • D=Positive evidence of risk;
  • X=Contraindicated;
  • N=Unknown.

 

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

As taking others medicines, taking chorionic gonadotropin (APL) can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

Bloating (mild); Stomach or pelvic pain;
Abdominal or stomach pain (severe); Bloating (moderate to severe);
Decreased amount of urine; Feeling of indigestion;
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (continuing or severe); Pelvic pain (severe);

 

Shortness of breath; Swelling of feet or lower legs;
Weight gain (rapid); Unusually warm skin;
Vision changes; Wheezing.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with chorionic gonadotropin (APL)?

Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

Asthma; Epilepsy (seizures);
Heart problems; Kidney problems;
Migraine headaches; Cancer of the prostate;
Precocious puberty; Cyst on ovary;
Fibroid tumors of the uterus; Unusual vaginal bleeding.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using chorionic gonadotropin (APL).

What is the dose of chorionic gonadotropin (APL) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of dopamine hydrochloride. Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • For treating men with problems related to low levels of male hormones: a dose of 1000 to 4000 units injected into the muscle two to three times a week or longer depending on your situation.
  • For helping pregnancy occur in women: a dose of 5000 to 10,000 units injected into the muscle on a day chosen by your doctor depending on your hormone levels and the other medicines that you have been using.

What is the dose of chorionic gonadotropin (APL) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of dopamine hydrochloride. Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • For the treatment of cryptorchidism ( the condition where testes do not develop properly): a dose of 1000 to 5000 units injected into the muscle two to three times a week for up to ten doses.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is chorionic gonadotropin (APL) available?

Chorionic gonadotropin (APL) is available in the following dosage forms and strengths: powder for injection or solution for injection: 5000 IU or 1000 IU.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of chorionic gonadotropin (APL), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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