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Brand name: Pregnyl TM

Active ingredients: human chorionic gonadotrophin

What it is used for

In The Female: Sterility due to the absence of follicle-ripening or ovulation.,In The Male: Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Delayed puberty associated with insufficient gonadotrophic pituitary function. Cryptorchism, not due to an anatomic obstruction. Sterility, in cases of deficient spermatogenesis.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Diluent, not applicable

Clear colourless aqueous solution

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Part 2: Injection, powder for

White to almost white amorphous powder

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient human chorionic gonadotrophin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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