cetrorelix (injectable) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using cetrorelix (Cetrotide)?
Do not use cetrorelix without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Lupron, Antagon, Goserelin, Naferelin, Synarel, Zoladex), mannitol, or a medicine similar to cetrorelix.
It is not known whether cetrorelix passes into breast milk. Do not use cetrorelix without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Talk to your doctor before using cetrorelix if you have kidney disease or any renal (kidney) problems. Cetrorelix should not be used in patients with severe renal impairment.
How should I use cetrorelix (Cetrotide)?
Use cetrorelix exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you.
Cetrorelix is intended for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration. If you are administering this medication at home, your doctor will give you detailed instructions on how to mix the solution and administer the injection. Do not inject cetrorelix if you are not sure how.
Cetrorelix may be prescribed for use as a single dose (3 mg), or for use once a day (0.25 mg). Your doctor will determine which treatment regimen is best for you. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Wash your hands well with soap and water before preparing and administering this medication.
To prepare the injection:
To administer the injection:
Use the solution immediately after it is mixed. Throw away any medicine that is left over.
Never reuse a needle or syringe. Dispose of all needles and syringes in an appropriate, puncture-resistant disposal container.
Store the 3 mg cetrorelix product at room temperature, away from direct light, moisture, and heat. Keep the packaged tray in the outer carton to protect it from light.
Store the 0.25 mg cetrorelix product in the refrigerator in the original outer carton , to protect it from light and moisture.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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