Fertility Treatments

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe Overview

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe

(choriogonadotropin alfa injection)

To help you prepare and use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe, you should read the patient information leaflet contained in the box and ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain anything you do not understand. You should keep the leaflet as you may want to read it again.

Read the patient information each time you get a refill, because there may be new information. The leaflet does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your condition or treatment.

  • What is Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?
  • What are the uses of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?
  • Who should not use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe
  • What are the possible side effects of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?
  • How should I use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?
  • What should I do if I forget to take Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?
  • Can I take Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe with other medicine?
  • Storing Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe
  •  Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe Use Instructions (Video)
  • Download Full Prescribing Information for Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe
  • Where can I find more information about Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

What is Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe contains recombinant human choriogonadotropin alfa (hCG), an injectable hormone. This is the hormone that causes your eggs to finish maturing and be released. You may be given Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe to complete this final stage of your cycle.

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe is provided in a prefilled syringe and is ready to use. The syringe contains 250 mcg of the active ingredient (choriogonadotropin alfa) in 0.5 ml of liquid. Each syringe contains the single dose needed.

It is intended for injection only. It cannot be taken by mouth since the acids in your stomach would destroy the hormone before it was absorbed into the body.

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What are the uses of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

Doctors specializing in infertility or reproductive health prescribe Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe to those women trying to have a child but for a variety of reasons need medical assistance. After a thorough medical exam to determine your specific medical condition, your doctor may prescribe Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe because you require hormone replacement or supplementation as part of your treatment program.

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe may be one of several drugs prescribed to a patient as part of a treatment program.

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Who should not use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

In infertile women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and ovulation induction (OI), Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe should not be administered until adequate follicular development is indicated by serum estradiol and vaginal ultrasonography.

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe administration should be withheld in situations where there is an excessive ovarian response, as evidenced by multiple follicular development, clinically significant ovarian enlargement or excessive estradiol production.

Who should not use the Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

You should not use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe if you have allergies to any of the following:

Human chorionic gonadotropin or choriogonadotropin

  • Mannitol
  • O-phosphoric acid
  • L-methionine
  • Poloxamer 188
  • Sodium hydroxide?

You should not use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have abnormal bleeding from the uterus or vagina
  • Have swollen, enlarged or painful ovaries
  • Have cancer of the sex organs (uterus, ovaries)
  • Have uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal problems
  • Have cancer of the brain
  • Have primary ovarian failure (your ovaries no longer make eggs)

If you are unsure if you should use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe, talk with your healthcare provider.

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What are the possible side effects of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

Your doctor or staff member should review with you the risks and benefits of using Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe. As with any medication, report any and all side effects, symptoms, or physical changes to your doctor.

The most common side effects in women using Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe can cause serious side effects including ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and lung and blood vessel problems.

Contact your healthcare provider if you experience severe pain or bloating in the stomach or pelvic area, severe upset stomach, vomiting, or weight gain.

Use of fertility drugs can be associated with fertilization of more than one egg. This can lead to complications for the mother and the birth of two or more babies.

The most common side effects in women using Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Needle injections may cause some discomfort.

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How should I use Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

You may self-inject Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe after special instruction from your doctor.

Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe is for injection under the skin of the lower abdominal area, preferably around, but staying at least one inch away from the belly button.

Before you inject Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe yourself, please carefully read the instructions included in the packet with the needles and pre-filled syringe.

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What should I do if I forget to take Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

Do NOT take a double dose of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe Contact your doctor if you forget to take a dose of Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe

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Can I take Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe with other medicine?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or have taken any other medicines, even those not requiring a prescription.

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Storing Ovidrel®

The Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe must be stored refrigerated between 2-8°C (36-46°F) before being dispensed to the patient. Patients should store the pre-filled syringe refrigerated to allow the product to be used until the expiry date shown on the syringe or carton.

The Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe may be stored by the patient for no more than 30 days at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) but must be used within those 30 days.

Protect from light.

Store in original package. Discard unused material.

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Ovidrel® use instructions

Watch this brief video that demonstrates how to administer Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe.

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Download Full Prescribing Information for Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe (choriogonadotropin alfa injection)

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Where can I find more information about Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe?

This information on this website is a summary of the important patient information about Gonal‑f® Multi-Dose. If you have any questions or problems, talk to your doctor or other health care provider.

Gonal‑f® Multi-Dose is manufactured and distributed by EMD Serono, Inc. You can contact EMD Serono at 1-866-538-7879.