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Decapeptyl Depot Injection


Overview

Introduction

Decapeptyl Depot Injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is also used to treat endometriosis (endometrium of uterus grows excessively and causes symptoms like pain, heavy or irregular periods), and central precocious puberty (very early puberty).

Decapeptyl Depot Injection is given as an injection under the skin by a qualified medical professional.  Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Hot flashes, weakness, increased sweating, fatigue,  back pain, and decreased libido are some very common side effects of this medicine. The long-term use of medicine may cause weakened bones and reduction in bone mineral density. You are advised to take vitamin D and calcium supplements while taking this medicine. It might cause menstrual periods to stop for a period of 7- 12 weeks, inform your doctor if menstrual bleeding continues even during the treatment.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a history of drinking alcohol, smoker, and osteoporosis. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Decapeptyl Injection

Side effects of Decapeptyl Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Decapeptyl

  • Weakness
  • Increased sweating
  • Back pain
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Decreased libido
  • Impotence

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Increased sweating
    Try wearing loose, light-weighted, and breathable clothing. Use a strong antiperspirant and keep yourself cool with a fan. Changing your shoes and socks often might also help. Try cutting down on coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can increase your body temperature and promote sweating. Avoid spicy foods, this will help you deal with excessive sweating. If this does not help, talk to your doctor about other possible medications.
  • Coping with Back pain
    Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. Do not rest for long periods. Try exercises and stretches specifically designed for back pain. Walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful. Taking baths with salt water after exercise may also reduce the pain. Hot or cold compression packs and gentle back massage can give short-term relief. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers if you need to. Back pain normally gets better on its own but if it is severe or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see a doctor.
  • Coping with Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
    Massaging the numb area can help improve blood flow and provide relief. Try warming your hands and feet if they are cold. In case they are hot, try cooling them down. Get plenty of rest as lack of proper sleep may worsen the condition. Reducing stress, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and getting enough vitamins and nutrients through your diet can also make you feel better.
  • Coping with Decreased libido
    If you experience this side effect, talk to your doctor. They may be able to reduce your dose or change your medication. In general, healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and keeping a healthy weight can make a big difference. Regular exercise can increase your stamina, lift your mood and boost your libido. Find ways of coping with stress such as meditation or relaxation techniques. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as they can lower your sex drive.
  • Coping with Impotence
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.

How to use Decapeptyl Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Decapeptyl Injection works

Decapeptyl Depot Injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works by decreasing the blood levels of testosterone in males.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Decapeptyl Depot Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Decapeptyl Depot Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Decapeptyl Depot Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Decapeptyl Depot Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel dizzy, tired or have problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Decapeptyl Depot Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Decapeptyl Depot Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Decapeptyl Depot Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Decapeptyl Depot Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Decapeptyl Injection?

If you miss a dose of Decapeptyl Depot Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Decapeptyl Depot Injection helps in the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.
  • It may also be used to treat endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
  • It is given as an injection either under the skin or into a muscle.
  • It may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It will cause menstrual periods to stop. Periods will resume 7-12 weeks after the final injection. Consult your doctor if you experience menstrual bleed despite treatment. 
  • Use non-hormonal methods of contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy during treatment, as this medicine may be harmful to a developing baby.
  • Long term treatment may lead to bone loss and a higher risk of bone fractures, especially if you are a heavy drinker, a smoker, or have a family history of osteoporosis.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polypeptides
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Her bone age is 10 yrs 9 months . Can I give decapeptyl injection to stop puberty . She is very short Worried about bone density
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
2 times had miscarriage hypothyroidism positive 2cm endometriosis cyst with pcod and rest all test is normal recently gone through 3 month decapeptyl ink treatment but cyst is as usual as per cyst is so small kindly suggest best advice decapeptyl treatment start in nov. 2016 and. Took 3 injection of decapeptyl monthly and now period come and i re did ultrasound but no improvement in endometriosis cyst All test like Apla , Torch , chromosomal study are normal
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
endometrial cyst is small do not worry abt it. try to concieve. keep taking medicine for thyroid. and tab folic acid 5 mg once daily.
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FAQs

Q. Is Decapeptyl chemotherapy?

Decapeptyl is a hormone therapy which is also used in the treatment of locally advanced non-metastatic prostate cancer in men

Q. What is Decapeptyl palmoate or Decapeptyl acetate?

Decapeptyl palmoate or acetate is a salt form of Decapeptyl used for the same purposes

Q. How long does Decapeptyl stay in the system?

Decapeptyl stays in circulating blood at very low levels for upto 90 days.

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