Proper Use

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If you are having a test done with gonadorelin, one or more samples of your blood will be taken. Then gonadorelin is given by an intravenous (into a vein) or a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection. At regular times after the medicine is given, more blood samples will be taken. Then the results of the test will be studied.

Some medicines given by injection or by injection pump may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in the hospital. If you are using this medicine at home, make sure you clearly understand and carefully follow your doctor's instructions.

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 Lutrepulse pump):
    • For treating amenorrhea or infertility in women caused by pituitary or hypothalamus problems:
      • Adults—5 microgram (mcg) injected by the pump into a vein or under the skin slowly over 1 minute, every ninety minutes for twenty-one days. As determined by doctor, dose may be changed slowly, decreased to 1 mcg or increased to 20 mcg if needed.
      • Children up to 18 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.
  • For injection dosage form (single-dose injection):
    • For testing the hypothalamus and pituitary glands:
      • Adults—0.1 milligram (mg) injected once as a single dose under the skin or into a vein.
      • Children 12 years of age and older—2 micrograms (mcg) per kilogram (kg) (0.9 mcg per pound) of body weight, not to exceed a single dose of 100 mcg, injected once under the skin or into vein.
      • Children up to 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by doctor.