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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with triptorelin include the following:
  • This medication is given as a single injection into the muscle (an intramuscular, or IM, injection). It is usually given once every one, three, or six months, depending on the particular triptorelin product used.
  • The injection will be given by your healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office or clinic.
  • The injection is given into the muscle of either buttock. The specific injection site will alternate with each dose.
  • Triptorelin must be mixed with sterile water before administration. The injection should be given immediately after the drug is mixed.
  • Triptorelin should not be used if the vial is damaged, contains particles, or is cloudy or discolored.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not stop using it because you feel better. Stopping treatment will cause your symptoms to return.

Dosing Information

The dose of triptorelin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the particular product you are receiving. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Triptorelin Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Triptorelin may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Triptorelin).

What If I Take an Overdose?

At this time, it is unclear what to expect from a triptorelin overdose. Because each injection contains a fixed amount of the drug, an overdose is unlikely. However, you should seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this or any other drug.
(Click Trelstar Overdose for more information.)
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