Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Injection has been classified by the US FDA as Pregnancy Category X. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's consent in case you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment.
Combined HCG/PMS (pregnant mare's serum) therapy has been observed to cause high incidences of external congenital anomalies in the offspring of mice, in a dose-dependent manner. The potential for causing similar effects in humans has not been determined.
The blood level of hcG in a woman with an ectopic pregnancy usually rises at a slower rate than normal. Typically, hCG levels double about every two days for the first four weeks of a normal pregnancy, then slow to every 31/2 days by six weeks. Those with failing pregnancies will also frequently have a longer doubling time early on or may even show falling hCG concentrations during the doubling period. hCG concentrations will drop rapidly following a miscarriage. If hCG does not fall to undetectable levels, it may indicate remaining hCG-producing tissue that will need to be removed (dilation and curettage – D&C).
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