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Brand name: Afolia TM

Active ingredients: follitropin alfa

What it is used for

In adult women:,- Afolia is indicated for the treatment of anovulatory infertility in women who have been unresponsive to clomiphene citrate or where clomiphene citrate is contraindicated,- Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies,- Afolia in association with a luteinising hormone (LH) preparation is recommended for the stimulation of follicular development in women with severe LH and FSH deficiency. In clinical trials these patients were defined by an endogenous serum LH level <1.2 IU/L.,In adult men:,- Afolia is indicated with concomitant human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) therapy for the stimulation of spermatogenesis in gonadotrophin-deficient men in whom hCG alone is ineffective.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

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 follitropin alfa

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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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