Parenteral Manual

Gonadorelin acetate

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Alternate Name(s): 
Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone, LUTREPULSE
Diagnostic agent
Original Date: 
August 2005
  • Diagnostic test for the evaluation of the pituitary component of the hypothalamus - pituitary - gonad axis           
Reconstitution and Stability: 
  • Use only the diluent provided
  • Stable for 45 days at room temperature
  • Stable for 30 days when refrigerated
  • Stable for 16 hours in catheter tubing
  • Does not contain preservative (follow CHEO puncture policy if vial dispensed)

- Solutions Compatible: D5W, NS

- IncompatibleDO NOT mix with other drugs


(For approved routes of administration by nursing personnel, refer to Policy for the Administration of Intravenous Medications.)

IV Direct YES
Usual dilution: dilute in 3 mL of NS   
Infusion time: 30 seconds
IV Intermittent Infusion NO
IV Continuous Infusion NO

(For neonatal dosages, refer to Neonatal IV Drug Manual.)

IV LHRH Stimulation Test:

  • BSA <1 m2 = 50 mcg
  • BSA >1 m2 = 100 mcg

SC LHRH Stimulation Test:

  • 100 mcg regardless of BSA
Potential hazards of parenteral administration: 
  • Rarely local swelling, thrombophlebitis, redness, pruritis at injection site      
  • Headache, lightheadedness and nausea
  • The test should be done in the absence of other drugs which directly affect the pituitary secretion of the gonadotropins (ex: androgens, estrogens, glucocorticoids, phenothiazines, dopamine antagonists)
  • Spironolactone may increase gonadotropin levels

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