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  • ganirelix


Ganirelix is a medication known as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist and is used to prevent premature ovulation in women undergoing fertility procedures. Ganirelix blocks the effects of a natural hormone, called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH controls the secretion of another hormone, called luteinizing hormone (LH), which induces ovulation during the menstrual cycle.


Disposable, ready for use, prefilled Single-Dose Syringe containing 250 mcg per 0.5 mL of ganirelix acetate, closed with a rubber piston that does not contain latex. Each prefilled syringe is affixed with a 29 gauge and 0.5 inch needle.

Ganirelix acetate injection is supplied in a single dose, sterile, prefilled syringe and is intended for SUBCUTANEOUS administration only.

dosage and administration

After initiating FSH therapy on Day 2 or 3 of the cycle, ganirelix acetate injection 250 mcg may be administered subcutaneously once daily during the mid to late portion of the follicular phase. By taking advantage of endogenous pituitary FSH secretion, the requirement for exogenously administered FSH may be reduced. Treatment with ganirelix acetate should be continued daily until the day of hCG administration. When a sufficient number of follicles of adequate size are present, as assessed by ultrasound, final maturation of follicles is induced by administering hCG. The administration of hCG should be withheld in cases where the ovaries are abnormally enlarged on the last day of FSH therapy to reduce the chance of developing OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome).

what are the uses of ganirelix?

Ganirelix Acetate Injection is indicated for the inhibition of premature LH surges in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.

what is an antagonist?

Antagonists block the effects of a natural hormone, called gonadotropin- releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH controls the secretion of another hormone, called luteinizing hormone (LH), which induces ovulation during the menstrual cycle.

what can you expect with an antagonist

Ganirelix acetate injection should be prescribed by physicians who are experienced in fertility treatment.

injection directions

Ganirelix Acetate is injected subcutaneously-or into the fatty tissue under your skin. The primary sites for injection are your abdomen – 2 inches on either side of the navel, and your upper, outer-thigh where the skin is loose.

  1. Ganirelix acetate injection is supplied in a single dose, sterile, prefilled syringe and is intended for SUBCUTANEOUS administration only.
  2. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  3. The most convenient sites for SUBCUTANEOUS injection are in the abdomen around the navel or upper thigh.
  4. The injection site should be swabbed with a disinfectant to remove any surface bacteria. Clean about two inches around the point where the needle will be inserted and let the disinfectant dry for at least one minute before proceeding.
  5. With syringe held upward, remove needle cover.
  6. Pinch up a large area of skin between the finger and thumb. Vary the injection site a little with each injection.
  7. The needle should be inserted at the base of the pinched-up skin at an angle of 45–90° to the skin surface.
  8. When the needle is correctly positioned, it will be difficult to draw back on the plunger. If any blood is drawn into the syringe, the needle tip has penetrated a vein or artery. If this happens, withdraw the needle slightly and reposition the needle without removing it from the skin. Alternatively, remove the needle and use a new, sterile, prefilled syringe. Cover the injection site with a swab containing disinfectant and apply pressure; the site should stop bleeding within one or two minutes.
  9. Once the needle is correctly placed, depress the plunger slowly and steadily, so the solution is correctly injected and the skin is not damaged.
  10. Pull the syringe out quickly and apply pressure to the site with a swab containing disinfectant.
  11. Use the sterile, prefilled syringe only once. Discard the unused portion and dispose of it properly.

storage directions

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). See USP Controlled Room Temperature.

needle disposal directions

The FDA recommends that used needles and other sharps be immediately placed in FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers. FDA-cleared sharps di posal containers are generally available through pharmacies, medical supply companies, health care providers, and online.

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*of american couples encounter fertility hurdles


*of american women have turned to fertility treatments, or know someone who has


*of american infants are conceived via ART each year


*of american women become pregnant during their first IVF cycle


*of american women become pregnant with each IVF cycle



*of american women become pregnant after their eighth IVF cycle


*ART cycles were performed in US Clinics

*Data via the Centers for Disease Control, here;
the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, here;
and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, here.

National Summary Report


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Yolanda Smith RN, BSN
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Our director of marketing brings 25 years of women’s health and fertility experience in addition to her extensive clinical background as a registered nurse. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with launching products and services key to the fertility space across numerous companies. Yolanda’s fertility clinical expertise drives her passion for increasing affordable access to fertility medications for all individuals wanting a family. The entire Meitheal Fertility family promises transparency as we collaborate and come together to provide solutions for fertility medication cost challenges. Yolanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Purdue University.

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With a goal to improve the lives of everyone seeking obstetric and gynecologic care, ACOG provides women’s health care professionals with practice guidelines, patient education materials and career support.

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Fertility For Colored Girls is all about fighting infertility and providing hope for women of color and their families. Find educational resources, support groups, specialized programs, encouragement and more.

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Directions for Using Ganirelix Acetate Injection

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When life hits and money is tight, Baby Quest Foundation is there to support your fertility journey with financial assistance. Visit their site today to learn more about applying for a grant.

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Resolve is there for you until the barriers to building your family are not. Become empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act. Begin by visiting their site today.

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