Generic Name: Triptorelin (CPP) (trip toe REL in)
Brand Name: Triptodur
Uses of Triptorelin:
- It is used to delay puberty in children who are maturing too early.
- If your child has been given triptorelin (CPP) for some other reason, talk with the doctor about the benefits and risks. Talk with the doctor if you have questions or concerns about giving triptorelin (CPP) to your child.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Triptorelin?
- If your child has an allergy to triptorelin (CPP) or any part of triptorelin (CPP).
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If your child is pregnant or may be pregnant:
- If your child is pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not give triptorelin (CPP) to your child if she is pregnant.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take triptorelin (CPP) with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Triptorelin?
- Tell all of your child's health care providers that your child is taking triptorelin (CPP). This includes your child's doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your child's health care providers and lab workers that your child takes triptorelin (CPP).
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant:
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if your child takes it during pregnancy. If your child is pregnant or gets pregnant while taking triptorelin (CPP), call the doctor right away.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Tell the doctor if your child is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about any risks to the baby.
How is this medicine (Triptorelin) best taken?
Give triptorelin (CPP) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your child's doctor to find out what to do.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- A fast heartbeat.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Sweating a lot.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Stomach pain.
- Stomach cramps.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Behavior and mood changes have happened with the use of drugs like this one in children. This includes acting aggressive, crying, depression, emotional ups and downs, restlessness, and feeling angry and irritable. Call your child's doctor right away if your child has any new or worse behavior or mood changes.
What are some other side effects of Triptorelin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
- Nose or throat irritation.
- Signs of a common cold.
- Hot flashes.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- If your child is taking triptorelin (CPP) to delay puberty, you may see short-term body odor or signs of puberty like vaginal bleeding, enlarged breasts, or more pubic hair during the first month of care. If these last or are very bad, call the doctor.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Triptorelin?
- If you need to store triptorelin (CPP) at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your child's symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child's doctor.
- Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child's drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child's doctor.
- Talk with your child's doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about triptorelin (CPP), please talk with your child's doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time triptorelin (CPP) is refilled. If you have any questions about triptorelin (CPP), please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
- This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take triptorelin (CPP) or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about triptorelin (CPP). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to triptorelin (CPP). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using triptorelin (CPP).
Review Date: February 7, 2018
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