IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPER USE AND RISKS OF CETROTIDE® (cetrorelix acetate for injection):
What are the uses of Cetrotide® (cetrorelix acetate for injection)?
Cetrotide® blocks the effects of a natural hormone, called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH controls the secretion of another hormone, called luteinizing hormone (LH), which induces ovulation during the menstrual cycle.
During hormone treatment for ovarian stimulation, premature ovulation may lead to eggs that are not suitable for fertilization. Cetrotide® blocks such undesirable premature ovulation.
Who should not use Cetrotide®?
Cetrotide® should not be used in patients who are pregnant, think they might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Cetrotide® should not be used in patients with kidney disease.
Patients that are allergic to cetrorelix acetate, mannitol, or exogenous peptide hormones (medicines similar to Cetrotide®) should not use Cetrotide®. Consult your doctor before taking Cetrotide® if you have had severe allergic reactions.
What are the possible side effects of Cetrotide®?
Your doctor should review with you the risks and benefits of using Cetrotide®. As with any medication, report any and all side effects, symptoms, or physical changes to your doctor.
Mild and short-lasting injection site reddening, itching, swelling, nausea and headache have also been reported. Infrequent cases of serious allergic reactions requiring medical attention have occurred.
Call your doctor if you have any other side effect or if you are unsure about the effect of this medicine.