Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Antagonist
CSA NA – FDA Approved – REMS (N) – Can Ship
How Does It Work
Elagolix, Orilissa is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist that suppresses pituitary and ovarian hormone function in a dose-dependent manner.
Indications For Use
Before starting Elagolix, Orilissa makes sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. Elagolix, Orilissa can cause irregularities in menstrual bleeding patterns. A loss in bone mineral density and hepatic impairment has been associated with using Elagolix, Orilissa.
Oral: 150mg once daily.
Pharmacist Tips On Using
Oral: Take at the same time each day with or without food. Treatment should be initiated within 7 days of menses onset otherwise pregnancy must be excluded prior to therapy.
Headache, night sweats, amenorrhea, hot flash, nausea, loss in bone mineral density, insomnia, depressed mood, depression, anxiety, decreased libido, weight gain, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, elevated liver enzymes, joint pain.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Elagolix, Orilissa only common ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if side effects are intolerable?
If side effects are causing a lot of distress speak to your physician as soon as possible to discuss options.