Pregnyl 5000 IU injections are used for the treatment of infertility in both men and women. The infertility in males and females creates problems in reproduction. The infertility in males is mainly due to the low sperm count or the low quality of the sperm or both. Apart from these reasons, infertility may be an outcome of any anatomical issue, hormonal imbalances or genetic defects. The infertility in men has no significant symptoms. The intercourse and ejaculation of semen is as normal as a fertile man. The quantity of ejaculated semen is also not different. Medical tests are the only way to detect or confirm it. On the other hand is the infertility in women, has symptoms that require a proper diagnosis for the confirmation. If a woman is having abnormal, no periods at all or having painful ones, a woman may be infertile to some or more extent. The causes of female infertility could be ovulation disorders, damaged or closed fallopian tubes, early menopause, pelvic adhesions, uterine or cervix abnormalities.
Pregnyl 5000 IU injections are used to treat the infertility in both the cases of men and women. The infertility should be of a certain kind. It doesn’t treat infertility related to more complex and genetic issues. These are the injections which are injected under the skin or into the muscles.
These injections have Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) as the primary constituent. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta after implantation. The pituitary analog of hCG, known as luteinizing hormone (LH), is produced in the pituitary gland of males and females of all ages. Human chorionic gonadotropin interacts with the LHCG receptor of the ovary and promotes the maintenance of the corpus luteum during the beginning of pregnancy. This allows the corpus luteum to secrete the hormone progesterone during the first trimester. Progesterone enriches the uterus with a thick lining of blood vessels and capillaries so that it can sustain the growing fetus.
HCG can be extracted from the urine of pregnant women or produced from cultures of genetically modified cells using recombinant DNA technology. HCG can be measured by running blood and urine tests.
These functions and source of production of HCG makes it the primary constituent of Pregnyl 5000 IU injections. Pregnyl is prescribed for treating infertility in women who have not undergone menopause but are unable to conceive due to hormonal imbalances in the body. In the case of male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body, Pregnyl is prescribed. These injections are also used as prescription medication to treat a condition in male children where the one of both the testes is not descended into the scrotal sac.
There are a few side effects of Pregnyl, these include bloating, stomach pain, pelvic pain, nausea or vomiting, irritability, enlargement of breasts, Injection site pain, and sleeplessness. These are the common side effects of Pregnyl. Some other rare side effects of this injection are rapid weight gain, allergic skin reaction and headache.