Commonly Used Brand Name(s)Trelstar, Trelstar Depot, Trelstar LA, Triptodur
Therapeutic ClassificationsEndocrine-Metabolic Agent
Pharmacologic ClassificationsLuteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone Agonist
Triptorelin is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men. It is a hormone that is similar to the one normally released from the hypothalamus gland in the brain. When given on a regular basis to men, triptorelin decreases testosterone levels which helps treat prostate cancer.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of a doctor.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It is given as a shot into your muscle (usually in the buttocks or thighs). This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. Make sure you keep all of your appointments.
Triptodur™ comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of triptorelin to treat advanced prostrate cancer in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of triptorelin to treat central precocious puberty in children 2 years of age and older. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 2 years of age.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of triptorelin to treat advanced prostrate cancer in the elderly.
Use of triptorelin injection to treat central precocious puberty in geriatric patients is not indicated.
|All Trimesters||X||Studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities. This drug should not be used in women who are or may become pregnant because the risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit.|
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Aripiprazole Lauroxil
- Arsenic Trioxide
- Sodium Phosphate
- Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic
- Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
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The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Bladder blockage or
- Depression, history of or
- Diabetes or
- Heart or blood vessel disease or
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or
- Mental illness, history of or
- Spinal cord problems—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Brain or brain vessel problems or tumors, history of or
- Seizures, history of—May increase the risk for seizures.
- Congestive heart failure or
- Electrolyte imbalance or
- Heart rhythm problems (eg, congenital long QT syndrome)—May cause side effects to become worse.
- Kidney disease or
- Liver disease—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. This can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth after you receive the medicine.
Patients receiving triptorelin injection for advanced prostrate cancer:
- When you first start using this medicine, some of your symptoms might get worse or you might have new symptoms for a short time. Tell your doctor right away if you have bone pain, back pain, a tingling or numbness in the body, blood in the urine, or trouble urinating.
- Contact your doctor right away if you have any changes to your heart rhythm. You might feel dizzy or faint, or you might have a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat. Make sure your doctor knows if you or anyone in your family has ever had a heart rhythm problem, such as QT prolongation.
- This medicine may cause changes in your blood sugar levels. Check with your doctor if you notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar tests.
- This medicine may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Call your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, or vomiting.
Patients receiving triptorelin injection for central precocious puberty (CPP):
- This medicine can cause a brief increase in blood levels of some hormones. During this time, you may notice more signs of puberty in your child, including light vaginal bleeding in girls. If your child's symptoms do not improve within 2 months, or if they get worse, call your doctor.
- Monitor your child's height every 3 to 6 months while on treatment with this medicine.
- This medicine may cause your child to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. Make sure the doctor knows if your child has trouble sleeping, get upset easily, have a big increase in energy, or start to act reckless. Also tell the doctor if your child has sudden or strong feelings, such as feeling nervous, angry, restless, violent, or scared. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away.
- Using this medicine may increase your child's risk of having seizures. Check with your doctor right away if your child starts to have convulsions, muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities, sudden loss of consciousness, or loss of bladder control.
Before you have any medical tests, tell the medical doctor in charge that you are using this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.