Triptorelin

Description

Triptorelin is an anticancer medicine which is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. This medicine is also used to treat the early onset of puberty where the body matures sooner than expected.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Triptorelin

  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Pelvic pain
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Injection site pain
  • Increased hair growth
  • Breast pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Constipation

Uses of Triptorelin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prostate cancer
  • Central precocious puberty (CPP)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual, strength, and indications.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Triptorelin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, because this medicine can harm the fetus
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Bone mineral density

Use of this medicine may decrease the bone density in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Depression

While using this medicine it is necessary to give counseling to the patients regarding the increased risk of developing depression or worsening of depression.

QT interval prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have or may develop prolongation of QT interval due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine may cause an increase in blood glucose levels or may increase the chances of development of diabetes. It may also worsen the glycemic control of diabetic patients. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness, tiredness, or visual disturbances in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low. If you miss an appointment for a dose of Triptorelin injection, contact your doctor immediately and schedule the dose as soon as possible.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Sertraline

Tamoxifen

Metformin

Disease interactions

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes because it may increase blood glucose levels in some patients. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Heart disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of the heart function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by lowering the levels of a male hormone (testosterone) in the body, thereby stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells. In women, this medicine works by lowering the levels of estrogen.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Gonadotropin releasing hormones, Hormones/antineoplastics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Mri.cts-mrp.eu. 2019 [cited 30 August 2019]. Available from:

http://mri.cts-mrp.eu/download/DE_H_0492_002_FinalPL_13of13.pdf

TGA eBS - Product and Consumer Medicine Information Licence [Internet]. Ebs.tga.gov.au. 2018 [cited 6 October 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/picmi/picmirepository.nsf/pdf?OpenAgent&id=CP-2015-PI-01452-1&d=201809241016933

Triptorelin Injection: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 30 August 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a611047.html

Triptorelin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 30 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06825

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Aug 2019

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