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HISTRELIN is used to treat central precocious puberty. The implant contains a drug that is like a natural hormone in the body called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). Compare gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists.
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What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Histrelin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

This medicine is placed under the skin of your arm by a health care professional in a clinic or office. After the implant is placed, keep the insertion site clean and dry for 24 hours. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 7 days after implant insertion. The surgical strips over the site should be allowed to fall off on their own over several days. The implant must be removed after 12 months. At this time, a new implant may be inserted to continue therapy.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

This does not apply. After 1 year, the implant will have to be removed. If you need to continue this medicine, the implant will be replaced at that time.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

This does not apply. This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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