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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 123246-29-7
129311-55-3 (diacetate)
ATC code H01CC01
PubChem  ?
DrugBank APRD00995
Chemical data
Formula  ?
Mol. mass 1570.4 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 91.1%
Protein binding 81.9%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 12.8 hours
Excretion Faecal / Renal (approx. 75%/22%)
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status


Routes Subcutaneous injection

Ganirelix acetate (or diacetate) is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH antagonist). It is primarily used in assisted reproduction to control ovulation. The drug works by blocking the action of GnRH upon the pituitary, thus rapidly suppressing the production and action of LH and FSH. It is administered as a daily subcutaneous injection.

Ganirelix is marketed by Organon International as Antagon.

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