Ovitrelle is a medicine used in women who have received treatment to stimulate their ovaries, to trigger ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovaries) and the development of a special structure on the ovary (the corpus luteum) that helps pregnancy.
It can be used in women who are undergoing fertility treatment (such as in vitro fertilisation), and in women who are anovulatory (do not produce eggs) or oligo-ovulatory (rarely produce eggs).
Ovitrelle contains the active substance choriogonadotropin alfa.
Ovitrelle : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/140.17 KB)
First published: 10/11/2006
Last updated: 18/01/2021
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Merck Europe B.V.
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Gustav Mahlerplein 102
18/10/2021 Ovitrelle - EMEA/H/C/000320 - IB/0084
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Sex hormones and modulators of the genital system
Ovitrelle is indicated in the treatment of:
- women undergoing superovulation prior to assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF): Ovitrelle is administered to trigger final follicular maturation and luteinisation after stimulation of follicular growth;
- anovulatory or oligo-ovulatory women: Ovitrelle is administered to trigger ovulation and luteinisation in anovulatory or oligo-ovulatory patients after stimulation of follicular growth.