Decapeptyl Depot (Triptorelin) - 3.75mg (1 Ampoule)
Decapeptyl (Triptorelin) is prescribed to male patients with prostate cancer. It is only used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer (such as painful urination) and will not cure or treat the cancer itself. It works by reducing the amount of testosterone the body produces. As the cancer needs testosterone to grow and spread, reducing the amount of testosterone in the body helps to slow the growth of the cancer and relieve symptoms such as painful urination.
Dosage and Administration
Decapeptyl (Triptorelin) is usually given as an injection by a physician or other health care professional. It is normally injected into the buttocks, once per month, or as otherwise directed by your physician. The injection should not be self-injected by patients themselves. Patients should attend all scheduled appointments with their physician, as physicians may need to monitor the patient while undergoing treatment.
Some side effects which may occur as a result of using Decapeptyl (Triptorelin) include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Back pain or swollen limbs
- Decreased sexual ability or shrinking of the testicles
- Swelling or tenderness of the breasts
Consult your physician immediately if you experience paralysis, unusual urination patterns, fever, bone pains, bloody urine, or any problems with your vision or speech.
This drug should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Patients who have a family history of bone weakness, such as osteoporosis or sudden cardiac death may need to discuss this with their physician before they take this medication.
If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
Decapeptyl (Triptorelin) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patients medical history and current health condition.
Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:
- If you have any allergies.
- If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions, especially heart, kidney or liver disease.
- If you are using any other drugs or medication.
- If you are using any vitamins or supplements.