Ganirelix Acetate Injection is used as a fertility medicine to prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges or ovulation in women undergoing fertility treatment of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.
Important Safety Information
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Ganirelix Acetate Injection is a prescription medicine that keeps a woman from ovulating too soon when undergoing infertility treatment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take Ganirelix Acetate Injection if you had an allergic reaction to ganirelix acetate or similar medicines, or if you are pregnant.
Before taking Ganirelix Acetate Injection, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Are already pregnant. Although this medicine is used as a part of a program to achieve pregnancy, receiving it while pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Carefully follow any instructions your doctor gives you regarding birth control or pregnancy testing during your treatment.
- Are breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Ganirelix Acetate Injection may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Ganirelix Acetate Injection works.
When using Ganirelix Acetate Injection, you should:
- Use Ganirelix Acetate Injection exactly as your doctor tells you to. 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 may give you this medicine.
- Make sure you understand all the instructions before giving yourself an injection. You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
- Use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.
- Keep all appointments. Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Ganirelix Acetate Injection may cause serious side effects, including:
- Rapid weight gain or bloating
- Severe or ongoing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Severe stomach or pelvic pain
- Fetal death
Side effects of Ganirelix Acetate Injection may include: headache, mild nausea or stomach pain, pain, redness, or swelling where the shot was given, unusual vaginal bleeding.
These are not all the possible side effects of Ganirelix Acetate Injection. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
This Important Safety Information does not include all the information needed to use Ganirelix Acetate Injection safely and effectively. To learn more about Ganirelix Acetate Injection, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Please see the full prescribing information for Ganirelix Acetate Injection.