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Histrelin Implant Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe histrelin implants (Supprelin® LA, Vantas®) to treat advanced stages of prostate cancer in adult men or puberty that has started too early in children (also called central precocious puberty). The implant is surgically placed just under the skin of the upper arm and gradually releases a controlled amount of histrelin for 12 months.
 
This medicine works by overstimulating the pituitary gland, causing the testes to stop making testosterone and the ovaries to stop making estrogen. This temporarily stops puberty in children with central precocious puberty, It also slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells (which need testosterone to grow and multiply) in men with prostate cancer.
 
Before starting treatment with histrelin implants, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, heart disease, or diabetes. Also, this drug may react with certain other medications.
 
(For more information, click Histrelin Implant. This article offers a complete overview on this drug, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)
 

Histrelin Implant Information

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