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About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered histrelin, a synthetic hormone. The drug will be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) every day. You should rotate the site of injection (upper arms, thighs, or abdomen) with each dose.Histrelin helps control the symptoms and manifestations of early onset puberty. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Your health care provider (doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) may measure the effectiveness and side effects of your treatment using laboratory tests, ultrasound, bone measurement, height measurement, and physical examinations. It is important to keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. The length of treatment depends on how you respond to the medication.
Before administering histrelin,
Administering your medication
Before you administer histrelin, look at the solution closely. It should be clear and free of floating material. Do not use the solution if it is discolored or if it contains particles. Use a new solution, but show the damaged one to your health care provider. Each vial should be used only once and the unused drug should be thrown away.
It is important that you use your medication exactly as directed. Histrelin should be given at the same time each day. Do not stop your therapy on your own for any reason, because puberty may be reactivated. Do not administer itmore often than or for longer periods than your doctor tells you. Do not change your dosing schedule without talking to your health care provider.
Side effects from histrelin are common. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
Storing your medication
Store your medication only as directed. Make sure you understand what you need to store your medication properly.
Keep your supplies in a clean, dry place when you are not using them, and keep all medications and supplies out of the reach of children. Your health care provider will tell you how to throw away used needles, syringes, tubing, and containers to avoid accidental injury.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Signs of infection
You should be aware of the symptoms of infection. If you experience any of these effects near the site where you administer your histrelin, tell your health care provider as soon as possible:
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT