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Ganirelix Acetate

 

GANIRELIX ACETATE

[GANIRELIX ACETATE INJECTION]

Ganirelix Acetate (ganirelix acetate injection) is a synthetic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It inhibits GnRH to suppress production and secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Ganirelix Acetate is a prescription medication manufactured by EMD Serono.
Ganirelix Acetate is currently FDA-approved for use for infertility treatment. Clinically, Ganirelix Acetate is used to prevent premature LH surges in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.
Ganirelix Acetate requires a valid prescription from your prescriber. Ocean Breeze Healthcare can provide Ganirelix Acetate as well as all the supplies needed to administer Ganirelix Acetate.
 
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What form is Ganirelix Acetate currently available?

Ganirelix Acetate is available as a prefilled syringe. Each prefilled syringe contains 250 mcg of the active drug in 0.5 mL of sterile liquid.

What are some potential side effects of Ganirelix Acetate?

The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, abdominal pain, nausea, and injection related reactions such as bruising, redness or pain at the area of injection.

Ganirelix Acetate can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in women. Common symptoms of OHSS include severe pelvic pain, shortness of breath, and weight gain. Other serious side effects include breathing problems, and risk of blood clots and strokes.

These are not all the possible side effects of Ganirelix Acetate. If you are experiencing any unwanted side effect(s) or have any specific questions regarding a side effect, contact your doctor or pharmacist. You may also report the side effect(s) to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Who should NOT use Ganirelix Acetate?

Do not take Ganirelix Acetate if you are already pregnant or have hypersensitivity to hCG preparations or its excipients. Women with intracranial lesion, uncontrolled thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, primary ovarian failure, sex hormone dependent tumors, or abnormal uterine bleeding of unknown origin should not use Ganirelix Acetate.

Talk to your doctor if you are nursing to discuss the benefit versus risk of using Ganirelix Acetate. It is not known if the drug will be passed into mothers' milk.

How do you administer Ganirelix Acetate?

Ganirelix Acetate needs to be injected subcutaneously in order for the medication to work.

Ganirelix Acetate prefilled syringe contains the ready-to-use liquid formulation. Simply take off the needle cap before injecting under the skin. Please read the medication information (PDF: ganirelix PI). for detailed instructions.

How do you store Ganirelix Acetate?

Store Ganirelix Acetate away from direct light in its original package. Ganirelix Acetate may be stored in room temperature (59 - 86°F).

How long does Ganirelix Acetate last?

Ganirelix Acetate Prefilled Syringe may be stored in refrigerator until the expiration date. Once the prefilled syringe is injected, it must be discarded properly.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:How do you mix Ganirelix Acetate for injection?
A: Ganirelix Acetate prefilled syringe is already pre-mixed by the manufacturer; therefore no additional mixing is required.
 
Q:Are there any preservatives in Ganirelix Acetate?
A: No, Ganirelix Acetate is preservative-free.
 
Q:How do I take Ganirelix Acetate?
A:You should inject Ganirelix Acetate under the skin, exactly at the time prescribed by your doctor.
 

Manufacturer Website

www.follistim.com/consumer/index.asp

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