The usual dose of gonadorelin is 5 µg every 90 minutes injected under the skin or into a vein by an infusion pump. The dose may be increased or decreased according to response and can range between 1 µg and 20 µg. This medication usually starts to work about 2 to 3 weeks after treatment is started. Treatment is usually continued for another 2 weeks after ovulation occurs.
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.
Your doctor or another health care professional will show you exactly how to mix the medication and use and care for the infusion pump. 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. Read the patient information carefully and ask your doctor or health care professional any question you may have.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will monitor how you are responding to the medication and frequent appointments will be necessary. If the needle comes out or if there is blood in the tubing, contact your doctor.
Store the medication and the sodium chloride to mix with the medication at room temperature in the unopened package. When reconstituted, this medication is stable for up to 45 days at 24°C to 37°C in vials and infusion bags, and it remains stable and uncontaminated for up to 16 hours in tubing.
Keep this medication 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.