An obsolete preparation with a high content of follicle-stimulating hormone purified from (human) postmenopausal urine, formerly used in conjunction with human chorionic gonadotropin to treat infertility.
since the advent of embryo cryopreservation in the late 1980s, physicians have generally not offered their patients the choice to donate fresh embryos to research, since this choice could decrease their patients' chances of pregnancy or increase their risk of harm because of the additional cycles of menotropin drugs and oocyte retrieval surgery that may be required if the current treatment does not result in a child.
At Aetna, advanced infertility benefits, such as in-vitro fertilization and menotropin injections to stimulate ovulation, are available by rider for employer groups to purchase on behalf of employees," Armstrong said.
In all, five different gonadotropins were given to stimulate the growth of the follicles: 8 patients with human menopausal gonadotropin, Inductor[R] (Pharmagyne, Paris, France); 7 patients with a human postmenopausal gonadotropin, Neopergonal[R] (Serono, Boulogne, France); 15 patients with the menotropin Humegon[R] (Organon, Fresnes, France); 4 patients with urinary purified FSH, Fertiline[R] (Pharmagyne); and 7 patients with highly purified urinary human FSH, Urofollitropin[R] (Metrodine; Serono).
A prospective randomized noninferiority study comparing recombinant FSH and highly purified menotropin in intrauterine insemination cycles in couples with unexplained infertility and/or mild-moderate male factor.