Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

To make using ganirelix as safe and reliable as possible, you should understand how and when to use this medicine and what effects may be expected. A patient information leaflet will be given to you with your filled prescription and will provide many details concerning the use of ganirelix. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor for any additional information or explanation.

Sometimes ganirelix can be given by injection at home. If you are using this medicine at home:

  • Understand and use the proper method of safely preparing the medicine if you are going to prepare your own medicine.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use a clean work area to prepare your injection.
  • Make sure you clearly understand and carefully follow your doctor's instructions on how to give yourself an injection, including using the proper needle and syringe.
  • Do not inject more or less of the medicine than your doctor ordered.
  • Remember to move the site of injection to different areas to prevent skin problems from developing.
  • Throw away needles, syringes, bottles, and unused medicine after the injection in a safe manner.
  • Tell your doctor when you use your last dose of ganirelix. Your doctor will give you another medicine called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) or arrange for you to get this medicine at the right time.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For treatment of female infertility:
      • Adults—After receiving FSH treatment on Day 2 or 3 of your menstrual cycle, 250 micrograms (mcg) of ganirelix is injected under the skin once a day during the mid to late follicular phase (about Day 7 or 8 up to Day 12 or 13 of your menstrual cycle).
      • Children—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Throw away used needles and syringes in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine and other supplies.