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Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Heart disease
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of the condition
- Regular tobacco use (smoking)
- Regular alcohol use
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Histrelin Implant and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Histrelin Implant and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With the Histrelin Implant to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information for the Histrelin ImplantThe recommended dose of this medication depends on which condition is being treated (precocious puberty or prostate cancer). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Histrelin Implant Dosage for more information.)