Triptorelin (Trelstar LA)

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General information

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.[1][2]
Route: IM
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 2000-06-15: Initial FDA approval in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. (Based on Heyns et al. 2003)

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 1986-03-05: EURD

Also known as

  • Code names: AY-25650, CL-118532
  • Generic name: triptorelin pamoate
  • Brand names: Decapeptyl, Detryptoreline, Diphereline, Gonapeptyl, Trelstar LA, Variopeptyl