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Cetrorelix is used in the treatment of female infertility (inability to become pregnant).

How it works

Cetrorelix In females undergoing treatment for infertility sometimes premature ovulation can lead to release of eggs not ready for fertilization. Cetrorelix blocks the action of a natural hormone and prevents premature release of the eggs from the ovary. In males Cetrorelix works by decreasing 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

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, Acne-like rash, Cough, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction, Decreased blood pressure, Injection site reaction, Liver enzyme increased, Nausea


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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 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)