Follistim 600 IU (International Units) is a fertility medication which consists of highly purified purified rFSH (recombinant follicle stimulating hormone). Follistim 600 IU doesn’t contain urinary proteins or LH (lutenising hormone). The pure form implies that this medication can be administered directly below the skin by using specialized equipment like a Follistim Pen which is included with the medicine. Self-administration is really easy and simple as one can use the dial-a-dose feature on the pen to administer the required dose as suggested by the doctor. When Follistim 600 IU is used in combination with the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin), it is suitable for stimulating the ovaries in women and when used alone it is suitable for stimulating sperm production in men. The dosage and prescription of the medication depends on the type of fertility problem getting treated and the medical history of the patient.
Easy Self-administration of Follistim 600 IU
Several studies have been conducted to show that self-injection with Follistim AQ Cartridge used with Follistim Pen is very convenient and well adjusted by patients. Patients have shown high degree of satisfaction when using the Follistim Pen for self-administration. In a clinical trial of women undergoing COH for IVF, the biochemical pregnancy rate was 56.7% per attempt In a clinical trial of women undergoing ovulation induction, Follistim® AQ Cartridge (follitropin beta injection) led to successful ovulation in 95.3% of women, and a biochemical pregnancy rate of 34.9% per attempt.
It is important to consider the doctor’s advice before using any form of medication. If you have shown allergy to recombinant human FSH products, your ovaries do not work or if you are pregnant or you think you might be pregnant, or if you have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal gland problems, take advice from your doctor before using any of the medicinal products.
Alternative brand name: Puregon
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