Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergic reactions: If you have active allergies, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Latex allergy: The packaging of this medication contains rubber latex. If you have a latex allergy, talk to your doctor before using this medication.
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS): During or following treatment with ganirelix, a rare condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) may develop. With OHSS, too many follicles grow and can cause abdominal discomfort or pain, nausea, diarrhea, rapid weight gain, decreased urination, and sometimes difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy. See the section, "Who should not take this medication."
Breast-feeding: It is not known if ganirelix passes into breast milk. Women who are breast-feeding should not take ganirelix.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication has not been established for children.
Seniors: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication has not been established for seniors.