Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Supprelin LA
  2. Vantas

Descriptions


Histrelin is a man-made version of a hormone that is similar to the one normally released from the hypothalamus gland in the brain. It works in the brain to reduce the blood levels of sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen. The histrelin implant is placed under the skin. The implant releases small amounts of histrelin in the body every day for 12 months.

Histrelin (Vantas®) is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in adults. It will reduce the level of testosterone, a male hormone, in the blood. Testosterone makes most prostate cancers grow. Histrelin is not a cure for prostate cancer, but it may help relieve the symptoms.

Histrelin (Supprelin® LA) is used to treat central precocious puberty (CPP) in children. CPP is a condition where puberty begins at an unusually early age. This usually means puberty occurs before 8 years of age in girls and before 9 years of age in boys. Histrelin works by reducing the amount of sex hormones (e.g., estrogen and testosterone) in the blood.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Kit
  • Implant