Class/mechanism: LH-RH agonist. Histrelin acetate inhibits gonadotropin secretion by desensitizing responsiveness of the pituitary gonadotropin which, in turn, causes a reduction in testicular steroidogenesis.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 10/12/2004: Initial FDA approval in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. (Based on Schlegel 2006)
Patient drug information
Also known as
- Generic name: histrelin acetate
- Brand names: Supprelin, Vantas