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Cetrotide Side Effects

Generic Name: cetrorelix

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of cetrorelix. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cetrotide.

For the Consumer

Applies to cetrorelix: subcutaneous powder for solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cetrorelix (the active ingredient contained in Cetrotide). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking cetrorelix:

Less common:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • continuing or severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • decreased amount of urine
  • feeling of indigestion
  • moderate to severe bloating
  • pelvic pain, severe
  • rapid weight gain
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of lower legs

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with cetrorelix may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Headache
  • injection site bruising, itching, swelling, or redness
  • nausea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cetrorelix: subcutaneous powder for injection

Endocrine

Common (1% to 10%): Mild to moderate ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) (WHO grade I or II)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (WHO grade III)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Nausea (12%)[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effects were local injection site reactions such as erythema, swelling, and pruritus that were usually transient in nature and mild in intensity.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Systemic allergic/pseudo-allergic reactions including life-threatening anaphylaxis[Ref]

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Redness, erythema, bruising, itching, swelling, pruritus (at the injection site)[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. "Product Information. Cetrotide (cetrorelix)" Asta Medica Inc, Tewksbury, MA.

Not all side effects for Cetrotide may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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