Triptorelin

Information about Triptorelin

Triptorelin Uses

Triptorelin is used for prostate cancer, endometriosis and precocious puberty.

How Triptorelin works

Triptorelin 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.

Common side effects of Triptorelin

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

Pamorelin LADr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
7506 to ₹364093 variant(s)
DecapeptylFerring Pharmaceuticals
350 to ₹72592 variant(s)
GonapeptylFerring Pharmaceuticals
10141 variant(s)
TryplogLife Medicare & Biotech Pvt Ltd
12501 variant(s)

Expert advice for Triptorelin

  • Triptorelin 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.

Frequently asked questions for Triptorelin

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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