Cetrorelix is mainly used to manage ovarian hyperstimulation which helps in fertility treatments.

IUPAC name: (2S)-1-[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2R)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2R)-2-[[(2R)-2-[[(2R)-2-acetamido-3-naphthalen-2-ylpropanoyl]amino]-3-(4-chlorophenyl)propanoyl]amino]-3-pyridin-3-ylpropanoyl]amino]-3-hydroxypropanoyl]amino]-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoyl]amino]-5-(carbamoylamino)pentanoyl]amino]-4-methylpentanoyl]amino]-5-(diaminomethylideneamino)pentanoyl]-N-[(2R)-1-amino-1-oxopropan-2-yl]pyrrolidine-2-carboxamide

Drug class: Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonists
Is it a drug that needs a prescription? YES
Is it an OTC drug? NO

Mechanism of action
Cetrorelix works by inhibiting the release of luteinizing hormone. Thus, preventing premature ovulation (early release of eggs from the ovaries).

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Side effects
Common side effects may include headache, vomiting, pain/swelling at injection site.

Serious side effects may include severe pain/swelling in the pelvic area, rash/itching, dizziness, decreased urination, fast weight gain, omitting/nausea.

It may cause a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

Following precautions should be taken before using this medication:

If you are allergic to GnRH medications or if you have any other allergies.

If you have a medical history of kidney disease or allergic reactions.
This medication should not be used during pregnancy.

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