Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is meant to help the normal development of eggs in female’s ovary, and stimulate the discharge of eggs during ovulation. It is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women. It also increases the number of sperm in men. HCG is also taken by young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum normally, which can be caused by a pituitary gland disorder. It can also be used for other purposes, besides formal prescription, such as post-anabolic usage.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is taken in the form of an injection under your skin or into a muscle. If you take this injection at home, your doctor or pharmacist will give instructions as to how and where to inject it. You must not self-inject this drug if you are not good at injecting. Do not use it in large amounts or for a longer duration than recommended.
Before taking a HCG injection, you need to inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication or if you are suffering from a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder, an ovarian cyst, premature puberty, cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland. In case of undiagnosed uterine bleeding, heart disease, kidney disease, epilepsy, migraines and asthma, you must also inform your doctor. In this case, he may recommend you an adjusted dosage of HCG.
Some side effects of HCG include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, dizziness, or severe headache. Some side effects may include signs of a blood clot, pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in your arm or leg, confusion, extreme dizziness, or severe headache. In any of these situations, you must call your doctor and follow his advice.