Q: What are the contraindications to Follistim?

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

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

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