Luteinizing hormone

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Introduction

A gonadotrophin heterodimer of glycoprotein hormones alpha chain and lutropin subunit beta. Levels are raised in primary gonadal failure and after menopause.

Clinical Use

Used as part of treatment for female infertility due to hypopituitarism, or who have failed other treatments.

Indications

  • Stimulation of follicular development in women with severe LH and FSH deficiency in combination with follitropin alfa.

Administration

IV 75 IU

Clinical Issues

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Special advice

Pharmacology

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