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Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection

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Introduction of Cetrotide Injection

Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection is a medicine used to treat infertility in women. This medication prevents premature release of the eggs from the ovary. It can be used in combination with other medicines in women, who are undergoing procedures such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection is given as an injection, only at the hospital or clinic under the supervision of medical healthcare professional. The most common side effect is local site reaction (redness of skin with or without swelling).

Uses of Cetrotide Injection

Cetrotide Injection side effects

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Injection site reaction
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

How to use Cetrotide Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cetrotide Injection works

In females undergoing treatment for infertility, sometimes premature ovulation can lead to the release of eggs which are not ready for fertilisation. Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection blocks the action of a natural hormone and prevents premature release of the eggs from the ovary.

Cetrotide Injection related warnings

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cetrotide Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Cetrotide 0.25 mg Injection helps prevent premature ovulation in women undergoing assisted reproduction treatments such as IVF.
  • It is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously), preferably of the upper leg.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you get very dizzy, faint, vomit, or have diarrhea while using this medicine. These could be symptoms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
  • Do not use this medicine if you are already pregnant or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cetrotide

infertility, since 2 years we are try to conceive to day doctor given injection persinal 150 HP
Dr. Megha Tuli
Infertility is a complex issue and can be due to many reasons. A detailed evaluation of both partners is a must before you try out any treatment.
How to overcome infertility???
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Evaluation of both partners
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Q. What is Cetrotide and for what it is used for?

Cetrotide is an injectable preparation, which contains the active substance Ganirelix. It is used in women undergoing certain fertility treatments. It acts by blocking the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) thus preventing eggs from being released too early and gives the eggs time to grow properly. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.

Q. How and in what dose can it be used?

It is given as an injection, only at the hospital or clinic by the medical healthcare professional. The patient may be monitored regularly for the follicular development. The treatment duration depends on the ovarian response of the patient.

Q. What may be the possible side effects associated with it?

The most common side effect is local site reaction (redness of skin with or without swelling). You may also feel a headache or nausea. However, these effects are temporary, if these persist consult with your doctor. In addition, conditions like ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and multiple births or birth defect, may also be associated with the use of this medicine.

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