Ganirelix (By injection)
Keeps a woman from ovulating too soon when undergoing infertility treatment.
Brand Name(s):There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ganirelix or similar medicines, or if you are pregnant.
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about the schedule for your treatment or how your progress will be checked.
- A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
- You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
- Missed dose: You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are also using other medicines to treat infertility.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Although this medicine is used as a part of a program to achieve pregnancy, receiving it if you are already pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Carefully follow any instructions your doctor gives you regarding birth control or pregnancy testing during your treatment.
- Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
- Also tell your doctor if you have a latex allergy. The needle shield of the syringe contains natural rubber latex and may cause allergic reactions.
- Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Rapid weight gain or bloating
- Severe or ongoing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Severe stomach or pelvic pain
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild nausea or stomach pain
- Pain, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/18/2019