What is Cetrotide?
Cetrotide is a fertility hormone that regulates ovulation. It also is known by its generic name called cetrorelix acetate.
Why do women take Cetrotide ?
They use this substance to prevent premature ovulation during fertility treatments. This increases the chance that a woman’s eggs will be suitable for fertilization after an ovarian stimulation procedure.
How is the Cetrotide treatment administered?
It usually is administered via injection form into a woman’s lower abdomen and given to female patients during a controlled ovarian stimulation session. This might be done at home either by herself or a partner or a physician’s office. It seems to work best when administered on the second or third day of a woman’s cycle. Women usually receive one .25 mg dose per day or as directed by a doctor. Ultrasound examinations determine when a woman is ready for a new injection. Sometimes, the injection region on the body is changed to prevent or reduce irritation.
How does Cetrotide help a woman get pregnant?
It inhibits the gonadotropin – releasing the hormone that naturally occurs in the body. In the process, GnRH regulates luteinizing hormone secretion. This leads to control of menstrual cycle in a way that helps prevent premature ovulation. The result is increased ability to fertilize a woman’s eggs during conception.
Who are the best candidates for using Cetrotide?
Anyone who does not have a severe kidney disease should not use cetrorelix acetate. Furthermore, anyone who has an allergy to this drug or comparable substances. For instance, it is not recommended for anyone who experiences an adverse reaction to mannitol or exogenous peptide.
What if I think I am pregnant already?
Before taking Cetrotide, it is advised to make sure you are not pregnant. You should also not use it if you are breastfeeding. You never know what kind of adverse effect it could have on an unborn child. Besides, you can celebrate if you are already expecting a healthy baby!
What if I am taking other medications?
Too much of any kind of medication could cause harm to your body. Make sure you reveal all prescription and nonprescription substances you take. This includes even supplements, herbs, and over-the-counter medications. This will ensure your safety as well as the safety of any future unborn child.
Are there any side effects to be concerned about?
Cetrotide side effects varying. Minor reactions include itching, swelling and reddening. Some women might also experience headaches, and others have felt nauseous or vomited when using it.
In some case, women might experience more severe side effects such as pelvic pain, lung problems or blood clot. For best results, you are advised to reveal your entire health history to your physician. This can help the person in charge of your fertility procedure decide if this treatment is for you.