Merional HG 150 IU Overview
Merional HG 150 IU is an active substance from the group of gonadotropins, which is obtained from human urine of postmenopausal women. It is a mixture of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Menotropin is used to treat female infertility and as part of what is known as artificial insemination. It stimulates the growth and maturation of the follicles in the ovaries. After the follicular maturation is complete, ovulation is triggered with hCG. Depending on the preparation, the drugs are administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. The most common possible side effects include headache, abdominal pain, injection site reactions and abdominal bloating.
Other Names: Menotropinum , hMG , menopausal gonadotropin , menotropins
Menotropin is commercially available as an injection preparation (Menopur®, Merional® HG, combination preparations ). It has been used medicinally since the 1960s.
structure and properties
Menotropin is a highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG ) derived from human urine of postmenopausal women. Argentina and China are given as countries of origin. Menotropin is a mixture of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). The relative proportions depend on the product, but they are often about the same (1:1).
Merional HG150 IU stimulates the growth and maturation of follicles in the ovaries. This also increases estrogen production and stimulates the uterus to proliferate, allowing the fertilized egg to implant. After the follicular maturation is complete, ovulation is triggered with hCG.
- To stimulate follicle growth in female infertility.
- To induce controlled superovulation in patients participating in a doctor-assisted reproductive program (“artificial insemination”).
According to the technical information. The drugs are usually injected subcutaneously . Some can also be injected intramuscularly .
The complete precautionary measures can be found in the drug information for professionals.
The most common possible adverse effects include headache , abdominal pain , injection site reactions and abdominal bloating. Use can lead to multiple pregnancies (usually twins).
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