Antagon

(Ganirelix)

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Helps women become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.

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Antagon (Ganirelix) will have less overall injections compared to alternative medications, but your doctor will help you decide the best protocol and options for you.

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Quick facts about Ganirelix
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • A protocol that uses Antagon (Ganirelix) will be shorter and will have overall less injections than other options.
  • Comes as a pre-packaged kit, so it's easy to set up and use. The syringes are already premixed.
  • Can be used in women who have liver or kidney problems.
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Downsides

  • Only available as an injection that must be given for several consecutive days.
  • Must be given along with other fertility treatments, so it's not the only medicine you'll receive.
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How it works

Antagon (Ganirelix) temporarily blocks a hormone from causing ovulation. Using it prevents eggs from being released before they're harvested.

Quick facts about Ganirelix
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Antagon (Ganirelix) for Female infertility

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  • Pain in pelvic area
  • Headache
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Irritation at the injection site
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
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Side effect rates for Antagon (Ganirelix)

From 794 clinical trials of Ganirelix when taken for female infertility (250 mcg/day)
  • Pelvic pain
    5%5%
  • Death of fetus
    4%4%
  • Headache
    3%3%
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
    2%2%
  • Vaginal Bleeding
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Antagon (Ganirelix)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of severe allergic conditions

    Get emergency medical help right away if you notice trouble breathing, chest tightness, swelling in the face or tongue, or blue skin color after using Antagon (Ganirelix). These are signs of a life-threatening allergic reaction. If you know you are allergic to any fertility medicines, tell your doctor before starting Antagon (Ganirelix).

Common concerns from people taking Antagon (Ganirelix)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Can be used in women who have liver or kidney problems.