|Drug class||Luteinising hormone (LH)|
|Main uses||Infertility in women due to hypopituitarism|
|Side effects||Headache, nausea, breast pain, abdominal pain, ovarian cysts|
|Typical dose||75 iu|
|US NLM||Lutropin alfa|
Lutropin alfa, sold under the brand name Luveris, is a medication used to treat infertility in women due to hypopituitarism. It is used together with follitropin alfa in those in who clomifene is not effective. It is given by injection under the skin.
Common side effects include headache, nausea, breast pain, abdominal pain, and ovarian cysts. Other side effects may include blood clots, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and multiple pregnancy. It is a form of luteinising hormone (LH) made by recombinant DNA techniques.
It may be used at a dose of 75 units per day for infertility and it may be used up to 14 days.