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Histrelin implants are not suitable for everyone, so before receiving this implant, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have heart disease, diabetes, or any other medical condition. Other precautions for the histrelin implant include warnings of potential problems this drug may cause, such as increasing the risk for diabetes or osteoporosis. Also, histrelin implants should not be used by women who are pregnant.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using a histrelin implant (Supprelin® LA, Vantas®) if you have:
    • A family history of the condition
    • Regular tobacco use (smoking)
    • Regular alcohol use
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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