Hucog 10000 IU injections contain Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) as the primary constituent. This hormone is produced after the implantation of placenta. HCG has the pituitary analog known as luteinizing hormone (LH). It 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 at the beginning of pregnancy. This allows the corpus luteum to secrete the hormone progesterone during the very first trimester. The function of progesterone here is to enrich the uterus with a thick lining of blood vessels and capillaries so that it can sustain the growing fetus. Extraction of HCG can be done from the urine of pregnant women or it could be alternatively produced from cultures of genetically modified cells using recombinant DNA technology. HCG can be measured by running blood and urine tests.
Hucog 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 presence of one or more mature ovarian follicles, ovulation can be triggered by the administration of HCG. As ovulation will happen between 38 and 40 hours after a single HCG injection, procedures can be scheduled to take advantage of this time sequence, such as intrauterine insemination or sexual intercourse. In the case of male infertility caused due to lack of specific hormonal secretion deficit in the body, hucog is prescribed.
The side effects of Hucog are bloating, stomach pain, pelvic pain, nausea or vomiting, irritability, enlargement of breasts, Injection site pain, and sleeplessness. These are the common side effects of Hucog. Some other rare side effects of this injection are rapid weight gain, allergic skin reaction and headache.
The effect of Hucog 10000 remains active in body for about 10-24 hours. The peak concentration in the body is achieved after 6 hours of intramuscular injection. Also, the effect of this medicine is cumulative and the onset time can vary depending upon the intended use. While being on Hucog 10000 iu injections, one should not consume alcohol to avoid the interactions with the medication. The dose of injection given to the patient depends upon the gender and the intensity of the condition it is being used to treat.
Dose of injection you receive would depend upon your gender and the condition being treated as per the prescription of your doctor.