What is Menopur® and How Does It Work?
For women undergoing fertility treatment, your doctor may prescribe you Menopur®, an injectable medication that contains both follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to help stimulate healthy ovaries that can develop and mature multiple eggs during ovulation. Menopur is typically administered in conjunction with an assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle and must be taken every day (for at least five days), as directed by your doctor.
If you were recently prescribed this medication, here are some resources to help you learn how to inject your Menopur dosage at home and what you can expect from this type of fertility treatment plan.
Step-by-Step Menopur Tutorial
Watch our easy-to-follow video tutorial on how to safely mix, inject, and dispose of your Menopur prescription at home.
Menopur Instructions for Storage/Handling
Store at room temperature between 59 degrees and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius) or keep refrigerated at a temperature of 36 degrees to 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees to 8 degrees Celsius). Once your solution is mixed, it must be injected immediately.
Common Menopur Side Effects
Menopur fertility treatment may cause the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Breast pain
- Bruising and soreness around injection site
The use of this drug may also cause Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), a serious medical condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you’re experience any of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal cramps
- Bloating abdominal discomfort
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightening of chest
Menopur Pregnancy Rates
Studies suggest that women using Menopur treatment experienced a higher pregnancy rate than other fertility medications. The results will vary for everyone, and your doctor will prescribe the most effective fertility treatment based on your medical history and individual situation.
Missed Menopur Dosage
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately for further Menopur instructions. If you missed your dosage on the same day, you may usually inject it as soon as you remember, but it’s important to ask your doctor first to avoid doubling your dosage.
Have Questions About Your Menopur Fertility Treatment?
Looking for more information on how Menopur works? Our team at Mandell’s Pharmacy is here to support you throughout your fertility treatment journey. Contact us today to speak with one of our pharmacists about administering your prescription at home or stop by our location to have your prescription filled!