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Brand name: Cetrotide TM

Active ingredients: cetrorelix

What it is used for

INDICATIONS: prevention of premature luteinization and ovulation in patients undergoing a controlled ovarian stimulation, followed by oocyte pick up and assisted reproductive techniques. In clinical trials Cetrotide was used with human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG), however limited experience with recombinant FSH suggested similar efficacy.

How to take it

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

White, lyophilised cake in a glass vial closed with an elastomeric stopper with an aluminium flip-top cap.

The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.

Part 2: Injection

pre-filled syringe with solvent: 1mL water for injection

The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient cetrorelix

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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