cetrorelix - injection, Cetrotide (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before starting this medication and each time you get a refill. You will be trained by a health care professional on how to properly use this medication. Learn and understand all preparation and usage instructions.Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct fluid provided with this medication. Before using, check the solution visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use the solution immediately after the medication is mixed. Discard any unused solution. If you have questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.Wash hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. If you are injecting daily, it is important to change the location of the injection site every day to avoid discomfort and problem areas under the skin.Inject this medication under the skin in your lower abdomen, at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) away from your navel, as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may direct you to inject a single dose or to inject a smaller dose once daily for several days. The timing of your injection, your dosage, and your length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. When an ultrasound shows that you are ready, a second medication (hCG) is usually injected to cause the eggs to mature and release (ovulation).Be sure to keep all medical appointments so your doctor can closely monitor your response to determine the dosage that is right for you and the time you should use the next medication.Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor in order to get the most benefit from it. If your doctor has directed you to inject this medication more than once, use it at the same time each day.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, headache, and pain/bruising/redness/swelling/itching at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe pain/swelling/cramping in the abdomen.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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