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Cetrorelix is used in the treatment of female infertility

How it works

In females undergoing treatment for infertility, sometimes premature ovulation can lead to the release of eggs which are not ready for fertilisation. Cetrorelix blocks the action of a natural hormone and prevents premature release of the eggs from the ovary. In males, Cetrorelix lowers the amount of testosterone (a male hormone) produced by the body. This may slow or stop the spread and growth of prostate cancer cells that need testosterone to grow.

Common side effects

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

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Frequently asked questions


Q. How does cetrorelix work?
Cetrorelix works in combination with other hormonal therapies during assisted reproductive treatment in women to prevent release of eggs from the ovaries.

Content on this page was last updated on 18 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)