The usual dose of cetrorelix is either 0.25 mg once daily injected under the skin or as a single 3 mg dose injected under the skin. Cetrorelix should be injected under the skin of the lower abdominal wall as directed by your doctor. If you are using cetrorelix daily, use a different injection site each day to reduce irritation.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
This medication is best injected under the skin of the lower abdomen a few inches below your navel. Each day, use the alternate side of your lower abdomen (e.g., left or right) to prevent soreness.
Your doctor or other health care professional will show you exactly how to mix and draw up the medication into the needles and how to inject it. Read the information leaflet carefully and ask your doctor any questions you may have.
Once the dose of medication has been prepared, it should be used immediately. Discard any unused material after use. Do not use your injectable solution if it appears cloudy, lumpy, or discoloured.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medication in a cool dry place between 2°C and 25°C. Do not freeze. Protect it from heat, moisture, and light and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.