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
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.
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.
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.