Choragon 5000 U and Choragon Solvent: Indications, Dosage, Precautions, Adverse Effects
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Choragon 5000 U and Choragon Solvent - Product Information

Manufacture: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Country: Germany
Condition: Female Infertility, Hypogonadism, Male, Oligospermia, Prepubertal Cryptorchidism
Class: Gonadotropins
Form: Liquid solution, Intramuscular (IM), Powder
Ingredients: chorionic gonadotrophin, mannitol, sodium hydroxide

Name of the Medicinal Product

Choragon 5000U and Choragon Solvent

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Active Ingredient

Each ampoule with dry substance contains chorionic gonadotrophin EP corresponding to 5000 units.

Pharmaceutical Form

Powder for injection and solvent for parenteral use.

Clinical Particulars

Therapeutic Indications

In the Female

In the management of anovulatory infertility.

In the Male

In the management of delayed puberty, undescended testes and oligospermia.

Posology and Method of Administration

Treatment should only commence after expert assessment.

In the Female

Induction of ovulation: 10000 units mid­cycle if plasma oestrogen levels are favourable following follicular stimulation.

In the Male

Delayed puberty: Dose should be titrated against plasma testosterone, starting with 500 units twice weekly. Treatment should be continued for 4 ­ 6 weeks.

Undescended testes: Treatment should begin before puberty, the optimum age range being 7 ­ 10 years. 500 units three times weekly is a suitable starting dose. This may be increased to 4000 units if necessary. Treatment should continue for 6 ­ 10 weeks.

In males over 17 years of age a commencing dose of 1000 units twice weekly can be given. Treatment should be continued for one or two months after testicular descent.

Oligospermia: Dose should be titrated against seminal analysis starting with 500 units two or three times weekly. Treatment should be continued for 16 weeks.

Choragon is given by intramuscular injection.

Contraindications

hCG should not be given to patients with disorders that might be exacerbated by androgen release.

Special Warnings and Precautions for Use

hCG should be given with care to patients in whom fluid retention might be a hazard, as in asthma, epilepsy, migraine or cardiac or renal disorders.

Allergic reactions may occur and patients thought to be susceptible should be given skin tests before treatment.

hCG preparations should only be used under the supervision of a specialist having available adequate facilities for appropriate laboratory monitoring.

In the female ­ Use in induction of ovulation may result in ovarian enlargement or cysts, acute abdominal pain, superovulation or multiple pregnancies, particularly if endocrine monitoring is inadequate.

In the male ­ Treatment for undescended testes may produce precocious puberty; use should cease immediately. Gynaecomastia has been reported. A growth spurt may also be associated with use and this should be kept in mind particularly where epiphyseal growth is still potentially active.

Interaction with Other Medicinal Products and Other Forms of Interaction

None known.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Not applicable as only recommended in females for infertility.

Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines

None known.

Undesirable Effects

Headache, tiredness and mood changes have been described.

Overdose

See “Warnings”.

Pharmacological Properties

Pharmacodynamic Properties

Gonadotrophin.

Pharmacokinetic Properties

hCG is not effective when taken orally and is administered by intramuscular injection.

Preclinical Safety Data

There are no preclinical data of relevance to the Prescriber which are additional to those already included in other sections of the SPC.

Pharmaceutical Particulars

List of Excipients

Dry substance: Mannitol, sodium hydroxide for pH­adjustment.

Diluent: Isotonic sodium chloride solution (0.9% w/w), dilute hydrochloric acid for pH­adjustment.

Incompatibilities

None stated.

Shelf Life

36 months as packaged for sale.

Special Precautions for Storage

Protect from light and store below 25°C

Nature and Contents of Container

Each pack contains ampoule(s) with 5000 units of hCG powder for solution for injection packaged together with ampoule(s) of 1ml Choragon solvent. Ampoules are assembled in boxes containing either 1 pair, 3 pairs or 5 pairs of ampoules and solvents.

Special Precautions for Disposal and Other Handling

The dry substance must be reconstituted with the solvent prior to use.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Drayton Hall

Church Road

West Drayton

UB7 7PS

United Kingdom

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

PL 03194/0065

Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation

15/08/96

Date of Revision of the Text

June 2011

Company Contact Details

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd

http://www.ferring.co.uk

Address

Drayton Hall, Church Road, West Drayton, UB7 7PS, UK

Fax

+44 (0)844 931 0051

Telephone

+44 (0)844 931 0050

Medical Information e­mail

medical@ferring.com