Latest prescription information about Cetrorelix. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Cetrorelix

Pronunciation : SE troe REL ix

Therapeutic Classification : Gonadotrophin-releasing Hormone

Trade Name(s): 
India- Cetrotide, Ovurelix.
International- Cetrotide.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH antagonist), prescribed for preventing premature ovulation during controlled ovarian stimulation. It prevents ovulation by blocking the hormone (gonadotropin-releasing hormone-GnRH) that causes egg to be released.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, during pregnancy and breast-feeding, and hypersensitivity.

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult- SC- The recommended dose is 0.25 mg administered on either stimulation day 5 (morning or evening) or day 6 (morning).

How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healtcare provider under the skin.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, kidney or liver disease.

Side Effects : 
Most Common - Nausea, vomiting and headache.
Local - Redness, swelling, itching, and bruising.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C). Do not freeze it.