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  • Generic Name: (ganirelix acetate)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 09/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Ganirelix is a medicine used to prevent premature surges of a certain hormone and to induce ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) in women undergoing fertility treatment or ovarian hyperstimulation. Ganirelix is administered subcutaneously (just below the skin).

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Ganirelix stimulates the production and secretion of certain hormones in your body, which help control ovulation, thereby helping to induce pregnancy.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Ganirelix has been shown to help induce pregnancy.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Ganirelix exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      Your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to check how well the medication is working.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: abdominal (stomach area) pain, headache.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Serious allergic reactions with symptoms such as skin rash, blisters, fever, itching, trouble breathing, or swelling of your face or throat.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Ganirelix if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to other similar medicines.

      Do not use Ganirelix if you are or think you may be pregnant.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Ganirelix. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies to latex; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

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

      Women: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for you.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Ganirelix exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.

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

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not miss any scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider.

      Do not inject Ganirelix at home until your healthcare provider has taught you the right way.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Ganirelix at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      Do not use Ganirelix if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Ganirelix, call your healthcare provider for instructions. Do not inject two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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