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Gonadorelin acetate

USES:

This medication is used for the following underlying conditions:

  • to regulate menstrual cycles
  • to induce ovulation (release of mature eggs from the ovaries)
  • to treat hypogonadism

IUPAC name: acetic acid;(2S)-N-[(2S)-1-[[(2S)-1-[[(2S)-1-[[(2S)-1-[[2-[[(2S)-1-[[(2S)-1-[(2S)-2-[(2-amino-2-oxoethyl)carbamoyl]pyrrolidin-1-yl]-5-(diaminomethylideneamino)-1-oxopentan-2-yl]amino]-4-methyl-1-oxopentan-2-yl]amino]-2-oxoethyl]amino]-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-oxopropan-2-yl]amino]-3-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-yl]amino]-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)-1-oxopropan-2-yl]amino]-3-(1H-imidazol-5-yl)-1-oxopropan-2-yl]-5-oxopyrrolidine-2-carboxamide

Drug class: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist

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Route of administration: Intravenous, Subcutaneous

Is it a drug that needs a prescription? YES

Is it an OTC drug? NO

Mechanism of action

This medication stimulates the release of FSH and LH from the pituitary gland to induce ovulation by increasing the level of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in women who do not have menstrual cycles.

Side effects

Common side effects may include nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache, swelling/pain/irritation at the site of injection.

Serious side effects may include depression, skin rash/itching, dizziness, swelling of face/tongue/throat.

Precautions

Take the following precautions before using this medication and notify your doctor:

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

If you have a medical history of ovary/uterus/breast cancer, ovarian cysts, kidney disease, pituitary gland tumors.

Use of this medication may cause multiple births.

It is not recommended during pregnancy.

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