What is HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

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Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) induces ovulation and pregnancy in anovulatory, infertile females; uses for HCG in men include hypogonadism and fertility treatment. As a performance enhancing drug, HCG is increasingly used in combination with various anabolic androgenic steroid cycles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 3
Support weight loss 3 4
Hypogonadism 2 1
Amplified pain syndrome 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 3
Female infertility 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Side effect Patients
Early morning hunger 1
Emotional sensitivity 1
Emotional stability 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 1
5,000 intl units m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Duration

Currently taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Testosterone (Testosterone Cypionate) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.