Triptorelin (Trelstar LA)
Class/mechanism: GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone)/LHRH (luteinizing hormone releasing hormone) agonist; inhibits gonadotropin secretion, decreasing circulating levels of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and suppressing synthesis of ovarian and testicular steroids.
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History of changes in FDA indication
- 6/15/2000: Initial FDA approval in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. (Based on Heyns et al. 2003)
Also known as
- Code names: AY25650, CL118532
- Generic name: triptorelin pamoate
- Brand names: Decapeptyl, Detryptoreline, Diphereline, Gonapeptyl, Trelstar LA, Variopeptyl