Cetrotide (cetrorelix acetate for injection) is a subcutaneous injection that is prescribed to women undergoing controlled stimulation treatment. The medication helps prevent a rise in the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels, which can trigger early ovulation. Ganirelix helps delay premature ovulation, giving the egg more time to fully develop.
How to Inject Cetrotide at Home
It is important to follow the directions your doctor or nurse provided you on how to inject Cetrotide 0.25 mg. To help you get started, watch our instructional “how-to” video that describes the equipment you need, as well as:
- How to prepare the syringe for injection
- How to administer the prescription
- How to dispose of your empty vial
How Should I Store Cetrotide?
Cetrotide 0.25 mg should be stored at a refrigerated temperature between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Once it is mixed, it must be used immediately. Be sure to protect from light and moisture.
What Are Common Side Effects of Cetrotide?
Common side effects may include the following:
- Local discomfort
- Soreness at the injection site
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
*If you experience symptoms of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS), which may include excessive fluid retention and severe abdominal discomfort, contact your physician immediately.
*Treatment is not advised in women with severe allergic reactions.
What If I Miss a Dose of Cetrotide?
If you miss your daily dose on the same day, you may usually inject the dose as soon as you remember; however, contact your physician immediately for instructions.
Do not double the dose on your own. Always consult with your primary physician first.
Fill Your Cetrotide Prescription at Mandell’s
If you are currently undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), and your physician prescribes you Cetrotide, you may have questions or concerns about its side effects, success rate, and recommended dosage.
At Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, we’re here to support you throughout your fertility journey with medication instructions, financing options, discount programs, and more.
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