Cetrotide prevents the effects of a naturally occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH is responsible for controlling another hormone in the body, which induces ovulation; the hormone is called luteinizing hormone (LH). During hormone cure for ovarian stimulation, ovulating prematurely can result in eggs that are not fit for fertilization, Cetrotide works by blocking an undesirably premature ovulation.
Drug Name: Cetrotide
Generic name: Cetrorelix acetate