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about ganirelix, our accessible fertility injectable
to hopeful parents,
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our goal is to inject accessibility into the fertility industry through generics, beginning with our very own, ganirelix
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introducing our accessible fertility injectable offerings
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.
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.
- Ganirelix acetate injection is supplied in a single dose, sterile, prefilled syringe and is intended for SUBCUTANEOUS administration only.
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- The most convenient sites for SUBCUTANEOUS injection are in the abdomen around the navel or upper thigh.
- 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.
- With syringe held upward, remove needle cover.
- Pinch up a large area of skin between the finger and thumb. Vary the injection site a little with each injection.
- The needle should be inserted at the base of the pinched-up skin at an angle of 45–90° to the skin surface.
- 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.
- Once the needle is correctly placed, depress the plunger slowly and steadily, so the solution is correctly injected and the skin is not damaged.
- Pull the syringe out quickly and apply pressure to the site with a swab containing disinfectant.
- Use the sterile, prefilled syringe only once. Discard the unused portion and dispose of it properly.
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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