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Cetrotide Side Effects

Generic Name: cetrorelix

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

For the Consumer

Applies to cetrorelix: subcutaneous powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, cetrorelix (the active ingredient contained in Cetrotide) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cetrorelix:

Less common

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

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. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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