Ganirelix Acetate

Generic Name: Ganirelix

  • What is Ganirelix Acetate?

    Ganirelix acetate is a medicine used to control hormone responses in women undergoing treatment to get pregnant.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Ganirelix Acetate?

    Only doctors who are experienced in treating women who have difficulty getting pregnant should prescribe ganirelix acetate.

    Pregnancy must be excluded before starting treatment with ganirelix acetate. Do not use ganirelix acetate if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

    Your doctor will tell you about the duration of treatment and monitoring procedures that will be required before starting treatment with ganirelix acetate.

  • Who should not take Ganirelix Acetate?

    Do not receive ganirelix acetate if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. The packaging of this medication contains natural rubber latex which can also cause allergic reactions.

    Do not receive ganirelix acetate if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Ganirelix Acetate?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with ganirelix acetate. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 250 micrograms (mcg) once a day. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate duration of treatment for you.

  • How should I take Ganirelix Acetate?

    Use ganirelix acetate as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take extra doses or take more often than prescribed by your doctor. Ganirelix acetate is a subcutaneous injection (administered just below the skin).

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use the injection.

  • What should I avoid while taking Ganirelix Acetate?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Ganirelix Acetate?

    No significant interactions have been reported with ganirelix acetate. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Ganirelix Acetate?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, allergic reactions, death of the unborn baby, headaches, injection-site reactions, nausea, stomach pain, vaginal bleeding

  • Can I receive Ganirelix Acetate if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Do not receive ganirelix acetate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ganirelix acetate can cause harm to your unborn baby if you receive it during pregnancy. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Ganirelix Acetate?

    Ganirelix acetate should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your injection, contact your doctor for advice.

  • How should I store Ganirelix Acetate?

    Store at room temperature.