Generic name: Gonadorelin (goe nad oh RELL in)
Drug class: Gonadotropin releasing hormones
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 11, 2020.
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a severe side effect that may happen in some women who use gonadorelin. Call your doctor right away if you have severe stomach pain or bloating; very upset stomach, throwing up, or diarrhea; a big weight gain; shortness of breath; or change in how much urine is passed.
- Ovarian cancer has rarely happened in women who have been treated to help get pregnant. It is not known if the treatments led to these cases of ovarian cancer. Talk with your doctor.
Uses of Gonadorelin:
- It is used to help women get pregnant.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Gonadorelin?
- If you have an allergy to gonadorelin or any other part of gonadorelin.
- If you are allergic to gonadorelin; any part of gonadorelin; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have any of these health problems: Cancer where hormones make it grow, ovarian cysts, a health problem that can get worse from hormones like some types of tumors, or a health problem that can get worse from pregnancy like a pituitary tumor.
- If your ovaries no longer make eggs (primary ovarian failure).
- If you are not able to get pregnant because of problems with your sex organs.
- If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with gonadorelin.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take gonadorelin with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Gonadorelin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take gonadorelin. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Follow up with the doctor as you have been told.
- Limit working out while undergoing ovarian stimulation. Talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may raise the chance of getting pregnant with more than one baby.
- You will need to have ultrasounds done while using gonadorelin. Talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using gonadorelin while you are pregnant.
How is this medicine (Gonadorelin) best taken?
Use gonadorelin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as an infusion into a vein over a period of time.
- It is given as an infusion into the fatty part of the skin over a period of time.
- If you are using gonadorelin in a pump, be sure you know how to use it. Follow what your doctor has told you or read the package insert. Change the drug and parts of the pump when you have been told.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling agitated.
- Low mood (depression).
- Upset stomach.
- Very heavy periods (menstrual bleeding).
- Belly pain.
What are some other side effects of Gonadorelin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Gonadorelin?
- Most of the time, gonadorelin will be given in a hospital or doctor's office. If stored at home, follow how to store as you were told by the doctor.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about gonadorelin, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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