Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a drug that is used for a variety of medical and even weight loss uses. The drug is usually administered through injections. HCG can be used in the stimulation of release of the egg in women during ovulation. It is used in adult men to increase sperm count and also in baby boys whose testicles are yet to drop into the scrotum. The drug has also been used for weight loss purposes in the past and is still used today. HCG is a prescription drug, and your doctor or pharmacist should provide proper instructions on usage for the best results and to avoid any side effects that can be fatal at times.
The drug comes in different variations including, a powder and liquid to be mixed before being administered, already loaded syringes ready for injection and in liquid form. Each variation should come with the proper instructions that should be followed to the letter. HCG should be injected under the skin or into a muscle. The prescribing doctor or pharmacist selling it should provide clear instructions on use and directions on administration. It is vital that you do all you can to get everything right. If you are self-injecting make sure that you dispose of the used syringes and needles after use in the proper packaging as specified by your pharmacist.
HCG is associated with a variety of effects, and it is important to be well-informed on them to ensure that you do not get any complications as well as have some knowledge of what to expect. First and foremost if at any one time you experience dizziness, redness, blood clots, tingling in the feet or hands, pain or warmth after use make sure you call your doctor immediately.
The use of HCG injections has been found to cause or increase the chances of multiple pregnancies. Multiple pregnancies refer to twins, triplets and so on. Such pregnancies are dangerous for the mother and the unborn children. It is recommended that you follow the doctor’s instruction on taking care of yourself for a healthy pregnancy and birth.
HCG is associated with some nasty side effects, and the patient should contact their doctor right away or seek medical attention when they experience a swollen face, throat, lips or tongue. Other serious side effects include extreme dizziness, blood clots, headaches and confusion among others. OHSS (Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome) is a serious side effect that is manifested in women. Some of its symptoms include swollen stomach, pelvic pain, weight gain, urinating less than normal among others. Contact your doctor immediately when you start seeing these signs. Other minor side effects from HCG injections include minor headaches, irritability, depression and restlessness among others.