Pregnyl (Hcg) 1 Ampoule 5000iu:
How does it work?
Pregnyl injections contain the active ingredient chorionic gonadotrophin, which is a natural sex hormone also known as human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG.
In women, HCG is used together with other hormones called follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH) in the treatment of infertility.
Pregnyl injections are used to stimulate follicules to mature and ovulation to occur in women who are having difficulties getting pregnant due to problems with their natural ovulation, or who are having in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.
HCG also mimics the action of luteinising hormone in men. The effect of this in men is to stimulate production of the male hormone, testosterone.
This medicine is used in the management of delayed puberty, undescended testicles and low sperm count in men, all of which are improved by increased testosterone levels. The injections are given two to three times a week for a few weeks, the length of treatment depending on the condition being treated.
Pregnyl injections are administered either under the skin (subcutaneously) or into a muscle (intramuscularly). If you are going to administer the injections yourself, your doctor will show you how to inject them under the skin.
What is it used for?
Stimulating the release of eggs (ovulation) in women having treatment for infertility caused by problems with their natural ovulation.
Stimulating the final maturation of eggs in women having in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.
Low sperm count (oligospermia) in men.
Delayed puberty in boys. This is when boys do not develop secondary sexual characteristics at the normal age (12 - 14 years old).
Testicles which have not dropped in boys.