Side Effects of Urofollitropin
There are certain side effects associated with FSH therapy, and with Urofollitropin in particular. It is important that you only take Urofollitropin under the supervision of your health care provider. Be on the lookout for the following side effects:
- abdominal pain
- decreased urination
- nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- fever or chills
- rapid weight gain
Urofollitropin is associated with a dangerous complication known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Approximately 5% of women taking urofollitropin will develop this complication. Your reproductive endocrinologist will monitor you regularly for symptoms.
Urofollitropin Success RatesUrofollitropin is associated with success rates that are similar to recombinant FSH therapy. Because urofollitropin is a purified form of FSH, it is very effective at inducing ovulation in most women. In fact, between 70% and 90% of women taking urofollitropin will ovulate when using this fertility medication.
Pregnancy rates depend upon your overall health and the type of fertility procedures you are using, but they are generally between 25% and 30%.
It is important to note that urofollitropin is often associated with multiple pregnancies, particularly twins and triplets. Approximately 25% of all pregnancies achieved with the help of urofollitropin are multiple pregnancies.