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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Human follicle stimulating hormone
CAS number 146479-72-3
ATC code G03GA04
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DrugBank BTD00104
Chemical data
Formula C975H1513N267O304S26 
Mol. mass 22672.9 g/mol
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Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


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Urofollitropin (brand names Bravelle®, Fertinex®, Follistim®, and Gonal-F®)is a purified form of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is important in the development of follicles (eggs) produced by the ovaries. Given by subcutaneous injection, it is used in combination with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to assist in ovulation and fertility. It is also used with in vitro fertilization methods. The dosage is adjusted to each individual's response.

Its side effects include breast tenderness, mild diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.

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