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When and How to Receive a Histrelin Implant

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with the histrelin implant include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a small implant that is inserted via a subcutaneous (just under the skin) injection into the upper inner arm. It is given once a year.
 
  • The histrelin implant is inserted during a minor surgical procedure. A healthcare professional will insert the implant in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office or clinic.
 
  • You should keep your arm clean and dry for 24 hours after receiving the implant. Also, do not lift heavy objects or exercise for seven days. This will help the surgical site heal and reduce the chance of the implant being expelled through the incision site.
 
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Make sure to make an appointment with your healthcare provider to have the histrelin implant removed after a year.
 

Storage Information

This medication will be stored by your healthcare provider. It should be stored in the refrigerator, away from light. The implantation kit, which is used to insert and remove the implant, should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not currently available as a generic (see Generic Vantas or Generic Supprelin LA for more information).
 

Who Makes Histrelin Implants?

Vantas and Supprelin LA are both manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Inc.
 
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