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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the implant is in the proper place and if it is working properly. Certain medical tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
For female patients: You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
For children using Supprelin® LA: The medicine can cause a brief increase in blood levels of some hormones. During this time, you may notice more signs of puberty in your child, including light vaginal bleeding and breast enlargement in girls. If your child's symptoms do not improve within 4 weeks, or if they get worse, call your doctor.
For male patients:
When you start using Vantas®, some of your symptoms might get worse for a short time. You might also have new symptoms such as bone pain, back pain, a tingling or numbness in the body, blood in the urine, or trouble urinating. The symptoms should improve in a few weeks. Tell your doctor if you have any new symptoms or your symptoms get worse.
This medicine may cause your blood sugar level to increase. If you are diabetic and notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar tests, check with your doctor.
This medicine may increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, difficulty with speaking, headache, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck, shortness of breath, sweating, or vomiting while using the medicine.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any changes to your heart rhythm. You might feel dizzy or faint, or you might have a fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat. Make sure your doctor knows if you or anyone in your family has ever had a heart rhythm problem such as QT prolongation.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before you have medical tests.