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Brand name: Ovidrel

Ovidrel is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) choriogonadotropin alfa. On this page you will find out more about Ovidrel, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: choriogonadotropin alfa

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Ovidrel 250 microgram/0.5 mL injection solution, 0.5 mL syringe

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Ovidrel is indicated in the treatment of (i) Women undergoing superovulation prior to assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF): Ovidrel is administered to trigger final follicular maturation and luteinisation after stimulation of follicular growth. (ii) Anovulatory or oligo-ovulatory women: Ovidrel is administered to trigger ovulation and luteinisation in anovulatory or oligo-ovulatory patients after stimulation of follicular growth.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pre-filled syringe: colourless, transparent, 1mL Type 1 glass syringe, with fixed needle and bromobutyl grey plunger. Liquid: clear and practically free from visible particles.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 pre-filled syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 pre-filled syringes: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 pre-filled syringes: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Protect from Light,Refrigerate
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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