くすりのしおり

Self-injection
Published: 9/2021

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
GANIREST Subcutaneous 0.25mg Syringes
 Active ingredient:
Ganirelix acetate
 Dosage form:
Injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses secretion of LH (luteinizing hormone) to inhibit ovulation.
It is usually used to prevent premature ovulation under controlled ovarian stimulation.
You may self-inject this medicine if you or your family receive appropriate instructions for self-injection at home in the medical institution.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itching, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, inject 0.25 mg of ganirelix subcutaneously, once a day on consecutive days. In principle, start using this medicine from 6th day of injection of follicle-stimulating hormone.
  • When self-injecting at home, receive instruction about how to inject and discard this medicine safely. Be sure to read the "Instructions for Self-Injection at Home" for this medicine before self-injecting at home.
  • If you miss a dose, use the missed dose as soon as possible. When you remember you missed using this medicine for more than 6 hours (i.e., more than 30 hours after the earlier injection), use the missed dose and contact your doctor immediately. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The syringe needle shield of this medicine contains crude rubber latex. Pay attention that allergic reactions may occur.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, swelling with redness in the injection site, edema in the injection site, itching in the injection site, paresthesia, palpitation and general malaise. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius), away from light and avoid freezing.
  • If you feel you are not able to continue self-injections, consult with your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • Do not reuse syringes with needle.
  • Discard used syringes with needle as directed by the medical institution.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask the pharmacy or medical institution how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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