GONADORELIN is a synthetic protein hormone form of the naturally occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) which causes the pituitary gland to release other hormones including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that are important for proper development in children and fertility in adults.
Gonadorelin may also increase testosterone levels in males.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take this medicine?
Before using gonadorelin, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or if you take any medications, including herbal products. You may not be able to take gonadorelin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring.
Gonadorelin is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take gonadorelin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether gonadorelin passes into breast milk. Do not take gonadorelin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use this medicine?
Do not share this medication with others. For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed by you primary care provider. If you miss a dose, contact your primary care provider immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
What if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What may interact with this medicine?
Other medicines that affect hormone levels in the body may affect test results following treatment with gonadorelin.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products during treatment with gonadorelin
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
– Difficulty in breathing
– Flushing (acute or chronic)
– Rapid heartbeat
– Hardening of skin at site of injection
– Itching, pain, redness or swelling of skin at
– Hives/skin rash (at injection site or entire body)
– Abdominal or stomach discomfort
– Nausea and/or Headaches
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What should I watch for while using this medicine? Blood samples will be drawn before and after administration of Gonadorelin to measure hormone levels in the body.
Where should I keep this medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Keep your medication in a safe place to protect it from sunlight and moisture. Store at refrigerator temperature 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). Use contents within 1 month (28 days) of first vial puncture.
Follow the directions for the product you are prescribed. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. Call your doctor for medical advice and/or about side effects. You may report effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. A Wells Pharmacy Network pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions. For consultation, please call 1-800-622-4510.