Information about Ganirelix
Ganirelix is used in the treatment of female infertility.
How ganirelix works
In females undergoing treatment for infertility, sometimes premature ovulation can lead to the release of eggs which are not ready for fertilisation. Ganirelix blocks the action of a natural hormone and prevents premature release of the eggs from the ovary. In males, Ganirelix 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 of ganirelix
Headache, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Injection site reaction, Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
Available Medicine for GanirelixNo medicine available
Expert advice for Ganirelix
- Make sure you are not pregnant at the time of starting this treatment. Inform your doctor if you have chances of pregnancy.
- Ganirelix subcutaneous injection should be taken on the abdomen around the navel or upper thigh.
- Ganirelix may cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the symptoms (abdominal bloating, mild pain in the abdomen, weight gain).
Frequently asked questions for Ganirelix
Q. Is ganirelix the same as cetrotide?
Ganirelix and cetrotide are two different medicines, but both are used in women undergoing assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IFV) to reduce luteinizing hormone surge
Q. Is ganirelix the same as Lupron?
No, Lupron is a brand for a different hormonal medication called gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist. Both are used in women undergoing assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IFV)
Q. Is ganirelix the same as Gonal F?
No, Gonal Fis a brand name for a different hormonal medication with different usage
Q. Is ganirelix supposed to be refrigerated?
No, ganirelix should be stored at room temperature in the original package, to protect it from sunlight
Q. Is ganirelix injection painful?
Ganirelix injection can cause mild pain during administration at the injection site
Q. When is ganirelix started?
Ganirelix is started on day 5 or day 6 after FSH/corifollitropin alfa administration
Q. Does ganirelix stop follicle growth?
No, ganirelix does not slow or stop follicle growth
Q. Does ganirelix stop/ prevent ovulation?
No, ganirelix does not stop or prevent ovulation; it reduces luteinizing hormone surge in women suffering from premature ovulation or undergoing a controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted reproduction technique (like IVF) in infertility
Q. Does ganirelix make you tired?
Yes, ganirelix can make you feel tired or cause general weakness.