Triptorelin is a drug used to treat advanced cases of prostate cancer. It is a long-lasting medicine that can be given once every one, three, or six months. Each injection is given in a healthcare setting, such as at your doctor's office. Although most men tolerate it well, side effects are possible and may include things like pain, hot flashes, and headache.
What Is Triptorelin?
Triptorelin pamoate (Trelstar®) is a prescription medication approved for the management of advanced prostate cancer. It is a long-acting injectable medicine given every one, three, or six months. Triptorelin slows the growth of prostate cancer cells and eases symptoms of the disease. However, it is not a prostate cancer cure.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed June 27, 2011.
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