Ovunal SC 5000 iu
What is Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Ovunal SC 5000 iu contains an active ingredient Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which is a polypeptide hormone that is generated by the syncytiotrophoblast, a component of the fertilized egg after conception. It is a polypeptide hormone that has a role in the normal development of egg in a women’s ovary and stimulates the egg release during ovulation.
HCG has a wide role in treating infertility in women and increases sperm count in men. It is available as a pack containing the sterile lyophilized powder and the solvent (bacteriostatic water).
Ovunal SC 5000 iu is used for
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone is given in the below listed conditions such as:
- • Treats infertility in women
- • Increases sperm count
- • It is used in young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into scrotum normally
Understanding the drug Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that is prescribed in infertility, increases sperm count and in pituitary gland disorder.
How Ovunal SC 5000 iu works?
Ovunal SC 5000 iu (Human chorionic gonadotropin) is a water soluble glycoprotein obtained from the urine of pregnant women. HCG comprises of two sub units alpha and beta sub units. Single injection of HCG induces ovulation between 38 and 40 hours. HCG is an analogue of luteinizing hormone (LH). Luteinizing hormone along with Follicle stimulating hormone has a role in development and maturation of normal ovarian follicle and in mid cycle LH surge initiates ovulation. HCG plays the same role of LH in body and stimulates ovulation process in infertile woman. HCG stimulates Corpus Luteum of the ovary to produce progesterone.
In men, it also stimulates the production of testosterone and increases sperm count in men. HCG acts on interstitial cells of the testis that leads to the production of androgens.
When should Ovunal SC 5000 iu avoid?
You should not take Ovunal SC 5000 iu (Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) if you:
- • Are allergic to Human chorionic gonadotropin
- • Have a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
- • Attain premature puberty
- • Have heart related problems
- • Have prostate related problems
- • Have kidney disease
- • Have epilepsy
- • Have migraine
- • Have asthma
- • Have liver disease
- • Are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- • Are breast feeding
How much to take Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. Always take the dose prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Ovunal SC (Human chorionic gonadotropin) is available in Three strength combination on our website:
- • Ovunal SC 5000 i.u (International units)
How to take Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Human chorionic gonadotropin is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is given as an injection under the skin or muscle. Pharmacist or doctor will let you know the proper way of drug administration.
What is the most important information I should know about Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Ovunal SC 5000 iu is given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle. If you use this medicine at home, your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will give you specific instructions on how and where to inject this medicine. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these signs of a blood clot: pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in your arm or leg; confusion, extreme dizziness, or severe headache. Some women using this medicine have developed a condition called ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), especially after the first treatment cycle. OHSS can be a life-threatening condition. Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of OHSS: severe pelvic pain, swelling of the hands or legs, stomach pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and urinating less than normal. Ovu
nal SC 5000 iu can cause early puberty in young boys. Call your doctor if a boy using this medicine shows early signs of puberty, such as a deepened voice, pubic hair growth, and increased acne or sweating. Using this medicine can increase your chances of having a multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc). A multiple pregnancy is a high-risk pregnancy for the mother and for the babies. Follow your doctor’s instructions about any special care you may need during your pregnancy. Although Ovunal SC 5000 iu can help you become pregnant, this medication is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that using the medication once you are pregnant can cause birth defects in the baby. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.
When to take Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Use this drug the same way as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
For how long Ovunal SC 5000 iu should be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of HCG.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of HCG is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid?
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using HCG.
What are the side effects of Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Every medicine show some side effects, same way this drug also have some undesired effects associated with it. Human chorionic gonadotropin shows common side effects such as:
- • Restlessness
- • Depression
- • Headache
- • Breast tenderness
- • Pain, swelling at the site of injection
- • Nausea
- • Constipation
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious medical consideration are as stated below:
- • Breath shortness
- • Weight gain
- • Diarrhea
- • Nausea
- • Vomiting
- • Swelling of the hands or legs
- • Extreme pelvic pain
Are there any possible drug interactions with Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with HCG.
What are the things to be taken care of while using Ovunal SC 5000 iu?
- • Always take the medicine as per prescription
- • Don’t use the expired drug
- • Don’t use the drug if there is any discoloration of the lyophilized sterile powder
- • Don’t self inject this medicine without knowing the proper way of administration
- • Always use sterile needles and syringes
- • Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- • Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- • Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
- • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine