Cetrorelix injectable solution 0.25 mg
WHAT Cetrorelix IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
• Cetrorelix stops your body from releasing an egg from your ovary (ovulation) during your menstrual cycle.
• Cetrorelix belongs to a group of medicines ‘anti-gonadotropin-releasing hormones.
• Cetrorelix is one of the medicines used during ‘assisted reproductive techniques’ to help you get pregnant. It stops eggs being released straight away. This is because if the eggs are released too early (premature ovulation) it may not be possible for your doctor to collect them.
What you need to know before you use Cetrorelix
Do not use Cetrorelix if:
• you are allergic to cetrorelix or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• you are allergic to medicines similar to Cetrorelix (any other peptide hormones)
• you are pregnant or breast-feeding
• you have severe kidney disease.
• Do not use Cetrorelix if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if:
• you have liver problem
• you have kidney problem
Other medicines and Cetrorelix
Tell your doctor if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
How Cetrorelix is given :
This medicine is only for injection just under the skin of your belly (subcutaneous). To reduce skin irritation, select a different part of your belly each day.
Inject the contents of one vial (0.25 mg Cetrorelix) once each day. It is best to use the medicine at the same time each day, leaving 24 hours between each dose.
You can choose to inject every morning or every evening.
If you are injecting every morning:
Start your injections on day 5 or 6 of the treatment cycle. Based on your ovarian response, your doctor may decide to start on another day. Your doctor will tell you the exact date and time. You will keep using this medicine up until and including the morning that your eggs are collected (ovulation induction).
If you are injecting every evening:
Start your injections on day 5 of the treatment cycle. Based on your ovarian response, your doctor may decide to start on another day. Your doctor will tell you the exact date and time. You will keep using this medicine up until and including the evening before your eggs are collected (ovulation induction).
Do not use Cetrorelix if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding
Possible side effects
Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop urticaria, rash, tightness of the chest, wheezing, hypotension
How to store Cetrorelix
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Store in a refrigerator (2°C – 8°C). Do not freeze or place next to the freezer compartment or a freezer pack.
• Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
• The unopened product may be stored in the original package at room temperature (not above 30°C) for up to three months.
• The solution should be used immediately after preparation.
• Do not use this medicine if you notice that the white powder in the vial has changed in appearance. Do not use the prepared solution in the vial if it is not clear and colorless or if it has particles in it.