HCG and Alcohol
HCG generic name is human chorionic gonadotropin an under the skin injectable drug is also sold under the brand names Novarel, Ovidrel and Pregnyl and is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary and also stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation.
It is used to aid ovulation and to treat infertility in women and to increase the sperm count in men. It is also used for young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum. This may be caused by a pituary gland disorder.
It is suggested that you discuss with your physician the drinking of alcohol while using this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using HSG you should advise your physician if you are allergic to this drug or any other drug or substance, have experienced early puberty, have a hormone related cancer (prostate), a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder, an ovarian cyst, cancer or a tumour of the breast, ovary, uterus, hypothalamus, undiagnosed uterine bleeding, heart disease, kidney disease, epilepsy, migraines or asthma.
Less serious side effects are headache, feeling restless or irritable, mild swelling, weight gain, depression, breast tenderness or swelling, pain, swelling or irritation at the injection site. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, severe pelvic pain, swelling of the hands or legs, stomach pain or swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or less or no urination.. If these occur get emergency medical help
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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