Gonadotropins are hormones that are used primarily to stimulate the ovaries, and eventually to stimulate sperm production in males.
In women who need to undergo assisted reproduction treatment to become pregnant, either artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization, gonadotropins are needed to stimulate the growth of eggs.
Gonadotropins are hormones that are administered by subcutaneous injections and are administered by the patient herself with the help of very easy-to-use devices. Depending on the treatment and the particular case, the physician will choose the appropriate doses of gonadotropins.
The side effects of these hormones are usually emotional lability and mood swings, headache and in the last days of the treatments abdominal distension and menstrual-like sensations.
It is very important to use gonadotropins only under medical prescription, with ultrasound controls to evaluate the response of follicles in the ovaries and to indicate the days to be administered and the dose.