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Follistim® (follitropin beta injection)

Storage/Handling

Store at room temperature between 59°F and 77°F (15°C and 25°C) for up to 90 days. If product is kept refrigerated then it is good until the expiration date written on the box. Once used store refrigerated or unrefrigerated for a maximum of 28 days.

Common Side Effects/Comments

Common side effects include abdominal pain, bloating, breast pain, nausea. This drug can also cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) which should be treated as a serious matter and doctor should be notified immediately. Injection site bruising and soreness. This drug may cause thromboembolic episode causing tight chest sensation or difficulty breathing.

Contact the Physician Immediately

If the patient exhibits any signs or OHSS (abdominal cramps, bloating, abdominal discomfort) or if patient has any difficulty breathing as described above.

Missed Dose If on the same day, you may usually inject dose as soon as you remember, however, contact your physician immediately for instructions. Do not double the dose on your own. Speak to your physician.