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DECAPEPTYL 0.1MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR DECAPEPTYL 0.1mg injection

Triptorelin(0.1mg)

food interaction for DECAPEPTYL injection

alcohol interaction for DECAPEPTYL injection

pregnancy interaction for DECAPEPTYL injection

lactation interaction for DECAPEPTYL injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Decapeptyl 0.1mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Decapeptyl 0.1mg injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR DECAPEPTYL 0.1mg injection

Triptorelin(0.1mg)

Decapeptyl injection uses

Decapeptyl 0.1mg injection is used for prostate cancer, endometriosis and precocious puberty (premature puberty).

How decapeptyl injection works

Decapeptyl 0.1mg injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works by decreasing the levels of testosterone and estrogen.

Common side effects of decapeptyl injection

Hot flashes, Weakness, Increased sweating, Back pain, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Decreased libido, Impotence

COMMON DOSAGE FOR DECAPEPTYL 0.1MG INJECTION

Patients taking DECAPEPTYL 0.1MG INJECTION

  • 85%
    Once A Day
  • 12%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    Once A Month

SUBSTITUTES FOR DECAPEPTYL injection

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Expert advice FOR DECAPEPTYL injection

  • Stop the treatment around physiologic age of puberty (girls: not more than 12 years of bone maturation, boys: not more than 13 to 14 years of bone maturation).
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you are in a depressive mood or have any depression issues while on therapy with triptorelin.
  • For puberty treatment, inform the doctor if the child has a progressive brain tumor. 
  • Girls suffering from early puberty may have some vaginal bleeding after the first treatment.
  • Males on treatment for prostate cancer may experience urinary blockage, which will be managed by some medication prescribed by your doctor.
  • Women on treatment for endometriosis may have some vaginal bleeding initially which will eventually resolve. Periods will start normally 5 months post therapy. 
  • Two forms of contraception must be practiced during therapy: one may be the pill and the other should be a physical barrier like a condom or diaphragm.
  • You may be at higher risk of developing osteoporosis (thin and weak bones) if you are an alcoholic or a smoker or have a family history of osteoporosis or have poor diet habits or are taking any anti-convulsants/ corticosteroids.
  • Inform the doctor if you have diabetes or a history of heart problems.
  • Men should inform the doctor if there is blood in urine, pain or weakness or numbness or tingling in the feet.
  • Women on therapy should inform the doctor if they are on some therapy which increases prolactin levels.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery post taking this medication as it might cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision.

Frequently asked questions FOR DECAPEPTYL 0.1mg injection

Triptorelin

Q. Is triptorelin chemotherapy?
Triptorelin is a hormone therapy which is also used in the treatment of locally advanced non-metastatic prostate cancer in men
Q. What is triptorelin palmoate or triptorelin acetate?
Triptorelin palmoate or acetate is a salt form of triptorelin used for the same purposes
Q. How long does triptorelin stay in the system?
Triptorelin stays in circulating blood at very low levels for upto 90 days.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)