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.
Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.
Adults (Supprelin LA 2 years of age and older)- Subcutaneous- 1 implant (50 mg) for 12 months.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
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.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8ēC).
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