Cetrorelix is a man-made form of a protein that blocks the effects of certain hormones in the body that control ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary). If ovulation occurs too soon during fertility treatment, the eggs may not be suitable for fertilization. Cetrorelix works by preventing eggs from being released too early (premature ovulation).

Cetrorelix is used to prevent premature ovulation during controlled ovarian stimulation.

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  • Cetrotide
  • Less common
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    continuing or severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    decreased amount of urine
    feeling of indigestion
    moderate to severe bloating
    pelvic pain, severe
    rapid weight gain
    shortness of breath
    swelling of lower legs
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cetrorelix may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Headache
    injection site bruising, itching, swelling, or redness
    nausea
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