Contraindications of GONAL-f

Gonal-f contains recombinant FSH (gonadotropin).

This medicine is prescribed in assisted reproduction treatments with the aim of achieving pregnancy.

Gonal-f must not be used in case of suffering:

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance follitropin alfa, FSH or to any of the excipients.
  • Tumours of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.
  • Ovarian, uterine or mammary carcinoma.
  • Ovarian enlargement or ovarian cyst not due to polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Gynaecological haemorrhages of unknown aetiology.

There is no indication for use of Gonal-f during pregnancy, however, it is not indicated during breastfeeding.

Gonal is unsuitable for breastfeeding

It must not be administered when an effective response cannot be obtained, such as:

  • Primary testicular insufficiency.
  • Primary ovarian failure.
  • Malformations of sexual organs incompatible with pregnancy.
  • Fibroid tumours of the uterus incompatible with pregnancy.

Source: European Medicines Agency

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