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When and How to Receive a Histrelin ImplantSome 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.