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Ganirelix

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Notes

    Related terms
    • Canadian Brand Names: Orgalutran®
    • Mexican Brand Names: Orgalutran
    • Pharmacologic Category: Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonist

    Uses
    • It is used to help you get pregnant.
    • Ganirelix stops the eggs from being let go early. This gives the eggs more time to grow.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
    • It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.
    • Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot.
    • Wash your hands before and after use.
    • Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.

    Missed Dose

    • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.
    • Protect from light.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. A pregnancy test will be done to show that you are NOT pregnant before starting this drug.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to ganirelix or any other part of this drug.
    • If you have a latex allergy, talk with your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
    • If you are breast-feeding.

    Precautions

    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Avoid beer, wine, or liquor.
    • Limit exercise while undergoing ovarian stimulation.

    Side Effects

    • Irritation where the shot is given.
    • Belly pain.
    • Headache.
    • Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

    Monitoring

    • Change in the health problem being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
    • Follow up with the doctor.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Vaginal itching or discharge.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. You may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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