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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you miss a dose of Ganirelix, call your healthcare provider for instructions. Do not inject two doses at once.
Store at room temperature. Protect from light.
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
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