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cetrorelix - injection, Cetrotide (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using cetrorelix, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other hormones (e.g., GnRH); or to mannitol; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: history of severe allergic reactions, kidney disease.This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended because it may harm the nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., ultrasound) may be performed to monitor your progress.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store the 3-milligram strength at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.Store the 0.25-milligram strength in the refrigerator at 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). Protect from light.Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.


Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010



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