Information about Triptorelin
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
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.