Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Trelstar Depot, Trelstar Depot Mixject, Trelstar LA, Trelstar LA Mixject
Generic Name: triptorelin (Pronunciation: TRIP toe REL in)
What is triptorelin (Trelstar Depot, Trelstar Depot Mixject, Trelstar LA, Trelstar LA Mixject)?
Triptorelin is a man-made form of a hormone that regulates many processes in the body. Triptorelin overstimulates the body's own production of certain hormones, which causes that production to shut down temporarily.
Triptorelin is used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer. Triptorelin treats only the symptoms of prostate cancer and does not treat the cancer itself. Use any other medications your doctor has prescribed to best treat your condition.
Triptorelin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of triptorelin (Trelstar Depot, Trelstar Depot Mixject, Trelstar LA, Trelstar LA Mixject)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect. Some of these side effects are symptoms of prostate cancer that may occur because the medicine raises your testosterone levels:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about triptorelin (Trelstar Depot, Trelstar Depot Mixject, Trelstar LA, Trelstar LA Mixject)?
Before using triptorelin, tell your doctor if you have any type of cancer that has spread to your spine, a bladder obstruction or problems with urination, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a history of stroke or heart attack, or if you smoke.
After your injection, your prostate cancer symptoms may get worse for a short time because triptorelin raises your testosterone levels. These side effects should get better within 3 or 4 weeks. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using triptorelin.
Some of the side effects of triptorelin are symptoms of prostate cancer that may occur because the medicine raises your testosterone levels. Call your doctor at once if you have pain or burning when you urinate, blood in your urine, bone pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, or loss of movement in any part of your body.
Although triptorelin is not for use by women, this medication can cause birth defects and should not be used by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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