Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Ovarian stimulation regimens for assisted reproduction in infertility
Adult: In conjunction w/ urinary or recombinant gonadotropins: 0.25 mg once daily into the lower abdominal wall, beginning either in the morning of day 5 or 6 of ovarian stimulation, continued throughout gonadotropin treatment period including the day of ovulation induction; or in the evening of day 5, continued throughout gonadotropin treatment period until the evening prior to the day of ovulation induction.
Renal Impairment
Moderate to severe: Contraindicated.
Hepatic Impairment
Moderate to severe: Contraindicated.
Reconstitute w/ sterile water for inj.
Hypersensitivity to cetrorelix, extrinsic peptide hormones, or GnRH analogues. Postmenopausal women. Moderate to severe renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ active allergic condition, history of allergic predisposition.
Adverse Reactions
Mild to moderate ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS); transient reaction at inj site (e.g. erythema, pruritus, swelling); nausea, headache.
Potentially Fatal: Rarely, severe anaphylactoid reactions (associated w/ cough, rash, hypotension).
Parenteral/SC: X
Monitoring Parameters
Perform ultrasound to monitor follicle size.
Mechanism of Action: Cetrorelix, a synthetic gonadorelin or gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue, is a competitive antagonist of naturally-occurring GnRH for binding on anterior pituitary receptors. This delays premature luteinising hormone (LH) surge, thereby suppressing ovulation, oocytic meiosis, and luteinisation.
Onset: 2 hr.
Duration: 24 hr.
Absorption: Rapidly absorbed. Bioavailability: Approx 85%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-2 hr.
Distribution: Volume of distribution: Approx 1 L/kg. Plasma protein binding: 86%.
Metabolism: Metabolised by peptidases, predominantly into (1-4) peptide and into (1-9), (1-7), and (1-6) peptides.
Excretion: Via faeces (5-10% as unchanged drug and metabolites) and urine (2-4% as unchanged drug). Terminal elimination half-life: 30 hr.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Cetrorelix, CID=25074887, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Cetrorelix (accessed on Jan. 21, 2020)

Store below 25°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Trophic Hormones & Related Synthetic Drugs
ATC Classification
H01CC02 - cetrorelix ; Belongs to the class of anti-gonadotropin-releasing hormones. Used in hypothalamic hormone preparations.
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