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General Information on Histrelin Acetate

Generic Name : Histrelin Acetate

Pronunciation : hiss-TREL-in AS-e-tate

Latest prescription information about Histrelin Acetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Endocrine and Metabolic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Histrelin Acetate

International- Vantas, Supprelin LA.

Why is Histrelin Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), prescribed for children with central precocious puberty and also for hormone-sensitive cancers of the prostate in men and uterine fibroids in women. 

When should Histrelin Acetate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Histrelin Acetate?

Adults (Supprelin LA – 2 years of age and older)- Subcutaneous- 1 implant (50 mg) for 12 months.

How should Histrelin Acetate be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Histrelin Acetate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid using contaminated solution of this medication.

• It should not be used in children aged less than 2 years.

What are the side effects of Histrelin Acetate?

•  Heart: Palpitations and irregular heart beat.
•  Central Nervous System: Fatigue, headache, sleeplessness, decreased libido, depression, dizziness, irritability, lethargy, uneasiness, tremor and weakness.
•  Skin: Increased sweating, night sweats and itching.
•  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, abdominal discomfort and nausea.
•  Genitourinary: Kidney impairment, impotence, breast enlargement in males, blood in urine, urinary frequency, breast pain, breast tenderness, painful urination, genital itching and kidney stones.
•  Blood: Anemia, bruising and blood clots.
•  Liver: Liver disorder.
•  Local: Implant-site reactions, scar, pain and wound infections.
•  Metabolic: Increased weight, fluid retention, increased appetite and swelling in the extremities.
•  Musculoskeletal: Aggravated back pain, bone pain, muscle twitching, neck pain and pain in limb.
•  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing.
•  Miscellaneous: Hot flashes, exacerbated pain, feeling cold and flushing.

What are the other precautions for Histrelin Acetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Histrelin Acetate?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8ēC).

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