This medication is a synthetic analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, prescribed for prostate cancer. It works by decreasing the amount of certain hormones in the body.
Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.
IM- The recommended dose is 11.25 mg.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of urinary problems, spinal cord problems, heart problems, blood vessel problems, stroke, diabetes, high blood sugar, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Patient may develop with increased risk of stroke or fatal heart problem; consult with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
• For diabetic patients, dose changes may be needed.
• Monitor testosterone, prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, hemoglobin A1c, or blood glucose regularly while taking this medication.
• Application Site: Injection site pain.
• Body as a Whole: Hot flush, leg pain, pain, back pain, fatigue, chest pain, weakness, swelling in the extremities.
• Heart: High blood pressure, fluid retention.
• Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, leg cramps.
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea, abdominal pain.
• Metabolic: Swelling in the legs, Increased level of liver enzyme.
• Musculoskeletal: Skeletal pain, joint pain, muscle pain.
• Psychiatric: Decreased libido, impotence, sleeplessness, loss of appetite.
• Respiratory: Coughing, difficulty in breathing, inflammation of pharynx.
• Skin: Rash.
• Genitourinary: Painful urination, urinary retention, breast pain, breast enlargement in male.
• Eye: Eye pain and inflammation.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 20 - 25°C. Do not freeze.
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