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GONAPEPTYL 3.75MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1014.50 for 1 vial(s) (5 ML injection each)
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Composition for GONAPEPTYL

Triptorelin(3.75 mg)

food interaction for GONAPEPTYL

alcohol interaction for GONAPEPTYL

pregnancy interaction for GONAPEPTYL

lactation interaction for GONAPEPTYL

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gonapeptyl 3.75mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gonapeptyl 3.75mg 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 GONAPEPTYL

Triptorelin(3.75 mg)

Uses

Gonapeptyl 3.75mg injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer and female infertility (inability to become pregnant).

How it works

Gonapeptyl 3.75mg injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by hypothalmus gland in brain. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen ( natural hormone of females) and amount of testosterone ( natural hormone in males). Reducing the amount of estrogen in females is one way of treating breast cancer and endometriosis. Reducing the amount of testosterone in males may slow or stop the spread and growth of prostate cancer cells that need testosterone to grow.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Breast pain, Decreased libido, Decreased sexual function, Headache, Hot flashes, Injection site swelling, Insomnia, Itching, Skin redness, Injection site pain

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Expert advice for GONAPEPTYL

  • 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 GONAPEPTYL

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 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)