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Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Antagonist

Ganirelix Acetate is a subcutaneous injection containing a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) antagonist. This medication is used to prevent ovulation until the follicles in the ovary have reached an acceptable...


Step 1: Gather your supplies, and wash your hands

1 minutes

  1. You will need: Ganirelix Acetate pre-filled syringe, alcohol pads and a sharps disposal.
Step 2: Prep your needle

1 minutes

  1. Un-cap the needle of the syringe and with the needle pointing up, tap the barrel of the syringe and push on the plunger until a small droplet of liquid appears at the end of the needle.
Step 3: Pick your injection site

1 minutes

  1. Measure 1-2 inches below your belly button and off to the right or left. Switch sides with each injection to help relieve any tenderness that develops. Using an alcohol wipe, wipe off your chosen spot and let it air dry.
Step 4: Administer the injection

1 minutes

  1. Take a pinch of skin around your injection site, and hold the syringe at a 90 degree angle. Steadily, push the needle all the way in and release your pinch of skin. Push the plunger down until all of the medication is gone, then withdraw the needle.
  2. Dispose of your syringe in the sharps container. You did it!