Gonapeptyl 5 ML Inj
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PACKING : 1AMPL
GENERIC NAME : TRIPTORELIN ACETATE
Composition: Triptorelin (5 ML)
Treatment with Gonapeptyl 5 ML Injection
Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection is used for prostate cancer, endometriosis and precocious puberty.
Self Care Tips:
Stop the treatment around physiologic age of puberty (girls: not more than 12 years of bone maturation, boys: not more than 13 to 14 years of bone maturation).
For puberty treatment, inform the doctor if the child has a progressive brain tumor.
Males on treatment for prostate cancer may experience urinary blockage, which will be managed by some medication prescribed by your doctor.
Women on treatment for endometriosis may have some vaginal bleeding initially which will eventually resolve. Periods will start normally 5 months post therapy.
You may be at higher risk of developing osteoporosis (thin and weak bones) if you are an alcoholic or a smoker or have a family history of osteoporosis or have poor diet habits or are taking any anti-convulsants/ corticosteroids.
Do not drive or use heavy machinery post taking this medication as it might cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision.
The patient must take certain measures before and while using Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection to ensure proper treatment and avoid any unreasonable scenario. These include :-
Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel dizzy, tired or have problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Some of the side effects are :-
Side Effects of Gonapeptyl are Hot flashes, Weakness, Increased sweating, Back pain, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Decreased libido, Impotence.
How Gonapeptyl Injection works
Gonapeptyl 5 ml Injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works by decreasing the levels of testosterone and estrogen.
How to use Gonapeptyl Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administe