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Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection

Manufacturer: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Triptorelin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 28, 2019

Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection is often prescribed to treat various symptoms of cancer which is at a very advanced stage. The drug lowers the production of some types of hormones in the body, which effects the levels of testosterone.

The drug is mostly administered through an injection by your medical practitioner. You may even be taught to administer it yourself. In this case, follow instructions carefully and ensure you take the right dose. The drug needs to be administered into a muscle. Keep changing the site of injection from time to time. If the area has become red or sore do not inject the drug there. Do not reuse the syringes and needles in order to ensure safety and prevent infections.

Most drugs result in some side effects and Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection is not exception. You may experience some side effects like pain in the bones, chills, fever, pain in the joints, shivering, sore throat, leg pain, etc.

It may also cause dizzy spells and make you extremely sleepy. To avoid any accidents ensure that you do not drive and reduce your alcohol intake as well. The drug may also cause increase in sugar levels of the body, which can cause confusion and excess thirst. Patients who have diabetes should be careful if they are using Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection. Sugar levels should be checked constantly to ensure safety.

  • Hot flashes

  • Weakness

  • Increased sweating

  • Back pain

  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

  • Decreased libido

  • Impotence.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor. The effect of this medicine on fetus is not clearly established and hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Triptorelin, please consult your doctor.

Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection is a synthetic agonist. It is an analog of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). After comparing Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection to gonadotropin releasing hormone it has been discovered that Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection had higher capability to release activity.

Ques: What is Decapeptyl 0 1mg injection?

Ans: Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection is often prescribed to treat various symptoms of cancer which is at a very advanced stage. The drug lowers the production of some types of hormones in the body, which affects the levels of testosterone. It contains Triptorelin as an active ingredient. Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection works by reducing testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women.

Ques: What are the uses of Decapeptyl 0 1mg injection?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include sleep disturbances, headache, decreased libido, and abnormal vision. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to transient pain, abdominal pain or discomfort, hot flashes, and weight gain. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Decapeptyl 0 1mg injection?

Ans: Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc. we beg you to visit your doctor to realize to what extent before you can see improvements in your health while at the same time taking Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection?

Ans: Contraindication to Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection. In addition, Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Breastfeeding, Children, Depression, Hypersensitivity, Physiologic age of puberty, Pregnant, etc.

Ques: Is Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Decapeptyl 0.1mg Injection can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Hot flashes, Weight gain, Sleep disturbances, Headache, Hypertension, Decreased libido, Abnormal vision, Mood disorders, Nausea, Rash, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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