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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Histrelin Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names

Supprelin® LA; Vantas™

Canadian Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonist

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to histrelin or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Histrelin slows prostate cancer growth by lowering testosterone levels.

• It decreases estrogen levels in females.

• It decreases testosterone levels in males.

How is it best taken?

• This medicine is placed under the skin in the upper arm. This is minor surgery. Your healthcare provider will do this.

• Keep area dry.

• Avoid heavy lifting for 7 days after placement.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Call healthcare provider for appointment.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.

• Bone density test.

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• This medicine will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 16:47:17.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:20:31.0

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