Q: What are the contraindications to Follistim?

A: According to the PDR (Physician's Desk Reference), the following are the contraindications for Follistim:

  1. Prior hypersensivity
  2. A high SH level indicating ovarian failure
  3. Uncontrolled thyroid or adrenal function
  4. Tumor of the ovary, breast, uterus, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding of undetermined origin
  7. Ovarian cysts or enlargement not due to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)