It is a powder for hormonal injection containing lutropin alpha, which is a recombinant luteinizing hormone (LH). This gonadotropin treats female infertility by helping to regulate ovulation, releasing a mature egg from the ovaries so it can potentially be fertilized, and by helping to release the hormone progesterone to support pregnancy. Luteinizing hormone also plays a role in male fertility, stimulating the function of the testes to support sperm production.
Doctors may prescribe this medication to women who have infertility due to a luteinizing hormone (LH) deficiency. In these cases, the hormone can help stimulate the release of a mature egg from the ovaries. Doctors do not prescribe this injection to women who are infertile due to primary ovarian failure. Luteinizing hormone injections like Luveris are sometimes also prescribed to treat infertility in men, delayed puberty in males or females, or hypogonadism.
The drug contains a luteinizing hormone similar to what is normally found in the body. This hormone normally helps regulate menstruation and sexual function, and low levels of this hormone can cause infertility in women. The injection works by supplementing the body's supply of LH, helping to restore it to more normal levels. The LH in Luveris helps to stimulate the release of a mature egg from the ovaries. Once an egg is released, it can potentially be fertilized. Doctors usually prescribe Luveris 75 iu along with a human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH) to stimulate follicles to develop, which can then produce an egg. Luteinizing hormone can also stimulate the production of the hormone progesterone, which helps support the early stages of pregnancy.
Your fertility doctor will give you instructions on how and when to take this medication. Your dosage may be personalized based on your hormone levels and your response to the treatment. You will usually take this injection at the same time as your follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) injection and you will usually not start your human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injections until one day after you have finished your LH and FSH injections. You may be instructed to take the medication daily for up to 14 days. Typically, you will inject its subcutaneously, which is under your skin, in your abdomen or upper thigh area. You may want to change the injection site each time to reduce irritation. First, allow the Luveris powder and the mixing solution come to room temperature, then mix them together and gently swirl, not shake, the solution to allow the powder to dissolve completely. Before injecting its, clean the injection site with an alcohol swab. Your doctor will usually recommend you have sexual intercourse daily, starting the day before you start your hCG injections, which will usually be the last day of your Luveris injections.
Seek medical attention if these side effects persist or worsen. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience severe side effects like
A serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare, but seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, like
The injection could also cause a medical condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) during treatment or one or two weeks after the last injection. Rarely, OHSS could cause fluid to build up in the stomach, chest, and heart area suddenly, so seek medical attention immediately if you experience side effects like
These may not be all the possible unwanted effects.
Once you have mixed your Luveris solution, use it immediately and do not store the solution for future use. Always keep this medication and needles out of the reach of children and safely dispose of all needles. Do not use it if you are pregnant, and if you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor. The drug may increase the chance of multiple births, such as twins, which is a high-risk pregnancy. Store the medication either at room temperature or in a refrigerator, away from moisture, light, and heat, but do not freeze this fertility drug.
Your fertility doctor may prescribe the luteinizing hormone (LH) Luveris along with a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), such as Gonal-F, to stimulate follicle growth and maturity, and a human chorionic gonadotropin (htCG), such as Pregnyl, to stimulate the release of an egg. You may also use this medicine along with a fertility monitor and ovulation tests to determine the best time to conceive.
A luteinizing hormone (LH) deficiency is usually present along with a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) deficiency since they are both secreted by the same cells in the pituitary gland. An LH deficiency can be caused by either a problem with the pituitary gland itself or a problem with the hypothalamus, which sends signals to the pituitary gland. When men or women have an LH deficiency, they may experience delayed puberty, reproductive abnormalities, and hypogonadism, which is when the ovaries in women or the testes in men do not function properly, causing infertility among other things. Supplementing the amount of LH in the body can help to restore fertility and reduce other symptoms of an LH deficiency.
Fertility treatments on their own can be expensive without having to worry about the high cost of fertility drugs like this one. As a licensed online pharmacy, YouDrugstore helps couples purchase affordable Luveris for fertility treatments. First, speak to your fertility doctor to see if this medication is the best fertility drug for your needs, then bring your prescription to us. Either order it online or phone our customer service hotline, and one of our partner pharmacies will send you your medication with free shipping. Then you can start your affordable fertility treatments and be one step closer to starting a family.