Decapeptyl Depot Injection

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Decapeptyl Depot Injection Information

Decapeptyl Depot Injection is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Prostate Cancer. Secondary and off-label uses of Decapeptyl Depot Injection have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Decapeptyl Depot Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Decapeptyl Depot Injection are Excessive sweating, Paresthesia. Some other side effects of Decapeptyl Depot Injection have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Decapeptyl Depot Injection are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Decapeptyl Depot Injection's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Decapeptyl Depot Injection has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Decapeptyl Depot Injection related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Decapeptyl Depot Injection have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Decapeptyl Depot Injection may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Decapeptyl Depot Injection is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Decapeptyl Depot Injection Benefits & Uses

Decapeptyl Depot Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Decapeptyl Depot Injection Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Prostate Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 22.5 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given once every 24 weeks
Geriatric
  • Disease: Prostate Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 22.5 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given once every 24 weeks
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Precocious Puberty
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 22.5 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given once every 24 weeks
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Precocious Puberty
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 22.5 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given once every 24 weeks

Decapeptyl Depot Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Decapeptyl Depot Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Decapeptyl has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Decapeptyl without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Decapeptyl Depot Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Decapeptyl. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Decapeptyl Depot Injection on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Decapeptyl on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Decapeptyl Depot Injection on the Liver?


    Decapeptyl is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Decapeptyl Depot Injection on the Heart?


    Use of Decapeptyl may be dangerous for the heart. Do not use it without doctor's advice.

    Severe


Decapeptyl Depot Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Decapeptyl Depot Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Decapeptyl Depot Injection

  • Is this Decapeptyl Depot Injection habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Decapeptyl Depot Injection.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Decapeptyl Depot Injection you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Decapeptyl Depot Injection is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Decapeptyl Depot Injection for mental disorders.

    No

Decapeptyl Depot Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Decapeptyl Depot Injection


    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Decapeptyl Depot Injection, due to a lack of research on this.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Decapeptyl Depot Injection


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Decapeptyl Depot Injection.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 53

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 242-243

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Trelstar® (triptorelin pamoate)



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