Follicle stimulating hormone is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. This hormone regulates ovulation, the growth and development of eggs in a woman's ovaries. Follicle stimulating hormone is used to treat infertility in women who cannot ovulate and do not have primary ovarian failure. Follicle stimulating hormone is also used to stimulate sperm production in men. Follicle stimulating hormone is often used together with another medication called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Follicle stimulating hormone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
As can be seen from the drug class, Gonal-F RFF falls under a group of drugs called Gonadotropins. These are fertility drugs, and Gonal-FF RFF is used in the treatment of infertility in women. The generic form of this drug, follitropin alfa, is a recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone. Due to its sensitivity, Gonal-F RFF is contraindicated for various conditions like primary gonadal failure as well as uncontrolled thyroid among others. Information on contraindications of this drug is very crucial to the patient.