Cetrorelix review

Cetrorelix is prescribed to women in order to avoid premature ovulation especially while controlled ovarian stimulation is on the process.

Cetrorelix is a drug distributed under the brand name Cetrodine by Merck Serono. It is a drug primarily used to patients who are suffering from hormone-sensitive cancers of the breast and prostate.

Cetrorelix is administered to patients through injection. If you are going to use the drug at home you must follow the exact instructions given by your doctor. This includes the proper mixture of the solution and preparation of the drug. Before preparing the medication, it is very important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to avoid infections. Inject the drug under the skin ideally at the stomach area. If you have any doubts on what to do, it is best to consult your doctor.

The standard dose is usually 3mg or 0.25mg once a day. This can be given in a single dose or can be in smaller quantities or as maybe prescribed by the doctor.

If you have missed a dose, skip the missed dose and consult your doctor before continuing with the normal dosage. Never use more than what is prescribed as it will cause overdose. Overdose of Cetrorelix does not post any life threatening risk but it is recommended to seek for medical help the soonest time possible.

Patients may experience allergic reactions that may cause tightening of throat, swelling of lips or tongue and breathlessness.

Others women have developed Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) due to the use of Cetrorelix. Some of the known symptoms of OHSS include abdominal pain, swelling, pelvic pain, diarrhea, nausea and difficulty in breathing.

Some patients may also experience headache and irritation on the skin where the drug was injected. Other side effects may occur which are not listed here. If any unwanted effects occur, inform your doctor immediately.

Cetrorelix is a prescribed drug and should not be used to anyone without consulting a doctor. It should not be shared to any person even if the same treatment is needed.

Cetrorelix is under the pregnancy category X by FDA which means that this drug is not safe to use for pregnant women because there are cases of birth defects due to medication of Cetrorelix. If you are breast feeding, you must also consult a doctor before medication to avoid any harm to the baby.

Cetrorelix should not be used to patients with severe kidney problems. If there is a need to take Cetrorelix, you must consult your doctor and weigh the benefits against the risks involved.

Do not use Cetrorelix if you have allergies with drugs such as Antagon, Naferelin, Zoladex, Lupron and Goserelin.

If you notice any colorization or particles to the drug, avoid using it and inform your doctor. The drug should be stored in a safe place together with all the materials such as syringes and solutions. Make sure to keep it out of children’s reach.

Cetrorelix has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cetrorelix

• Chemical IUPAC Name is Acetyl-D-3-(2-naphtyl)-alanine- D-4- chlorophenylalanine-D-3-(3-pyridyl)- alanine-L-serine-L-tyrosine-D- citruline-L- leucine-L-arginine-L-proline-D- alanine-amide
• Molecular weight is 1431.06 g/mol
Cetrorelix available : injection 0.25mg and 3mg

Brand name(s): Cetrorelixum, Cetrotide, Pyrisept

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