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Decapeptyl (Dek-a-pep-till) is a medicine which is used in endometriosis. Decapeptyl contains triptorelin acetate. 


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is a slow release formulation of triptorelin. Triptorelin is a decapeptide, an analogue of GnRH. It lowers the levels of oestrogens and progesterone in the body.

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Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is used for the treatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids

Additional Information

How is this item sold e.g. single tablets or vials?Each
D,L-lactide/glycolide copolymer, Mannitol, Carmellose sodium, Polysorbate 80
Keep your medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C and keep the container in the outer carton, to protect from light.

Do not use after the expiry date shown on the box.
Decapeptyl SR 3 mg can cause unwanted side effects such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Skin rash, hair loss, feelings of weakness, headache, weight gain, fluid retenion, painful joints, painful muscles, transient sight disturbances and temporary increases in blood pressure may occur. A small loss in bone density occurs during treatment. If any side effect is troublesome, or causes you concern, you should tell your doctor. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet please inform your doctor or pharmacist.

INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT


It provides some information about your medicine. If you have any questions please ask your doctor. The name of your medicine is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . Its active ingredient is triptorelin. Each vial contains 4.2 mg triptorelin (as acetate). There is an extra amount in the vial to make sure you receive the required dose of 3 mg. The formulation contains a lactide-glycolide copolymer, mannitol, polysorbate 80, and carmellose sodium. Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is a powder for suspension for injection and the suspension will be made up with the suspension vehicle just before injection. The suspension vehicle contains mannitol in water.


This pack contains one vial of Decapeptyl SR 3 mg , one ampoule of suspension vehicle containing mannitol in water, one syringe and two needles. It is for single use only.


What is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is a slow release formulation of triptorelin. Triptorelin is a decapeptide, an analogue of GnRH. It lowers the levels of oestrogens and progesterone in the body. The instructions for preparing the injection are given overleaf. Your doctor or nurse will make up the injection and give it to you.


What is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg used for?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is used for the treatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids.


Is there any reason for not being given Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


You should not be given Decapeptyl SR 3 mg if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Decapeptyl SR 3 mg may not be suitable for you if you have a metabolic bone disease. Also, it may not be suitable for you if you have had an allergic reaction to triptorelin, to any other ingredients of Decapeptyl SR 3 mg or to a similar type of drug (GnRH analogues).


Your doctor will know if the medicine is suitable for you. Consult your
doctor if you are concerned.


Do I need to take any other medicines?


During the course of your treatment with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . your doctor may wish to give you a non-hormonal form of contraception during the first month of treatment and once you have completed the course. This will ensure that you do not become pregnant whilst being treated with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . During the first month of therapy your doctor may want to monitor your condition carefully.


Tell your doctor if:


You think your symptoms have worsened or changed. Tell him if you have an abnormal bleed during your course of treatment. He will be able to decide if changes are needed to your treatment. If you are taking any other medicines, tell your doctor about them. However, there are no known interactions with other medications or other forms of interaction.


How many injections will I need?


You will be given one injection every four weeks for up to six months. Only one course of treatment with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg should be given.


Where will I be injected?


The injection usually will be given in your buttock.


What shall I do if I miss an injection?


As soon as you realise that you have missed an injection, contact your doctor. He will then be able to give you your next injection.


What will happen if I stop taking Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


You may experience a return of your symptoms such as painful periods and pain during sexual intercourse.


Which side effects can Decapeptyl SR 3 mg have?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg can cause unwanted side effects such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Skin rash, hair loss, feelings of weakness, headache, weight gain, fluid retenion, painful joints, painful muscles, transient sight disturbances and temporary increases in blood pressure may occur. A small loss in bone density occurs during treatment. If any side effect is troublesome, or causes you concern, you should tell your doctor. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet please inform your doctor or pharmacist.


Further information


Keep your medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C and keep the container in the outer carton, to protect from light.


Do not use after the expiry date shown on the box.


HOW TO PREPARE THE INJECTION FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE SHOULD BE OBSERVED DURING THE SUSPENSION RECONSTITUTION



1 PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT


The patient should be in a prone position, buttock skin disinfected.


2 PREPARATION OF THE INJECTION


The presence of bubbles on top of the lyophilisate is a normal appearance of the product.



  • Break the neck of the ampoule (ensuring the dot faces you).

  • Draw up all the solvent into the syringe with the needle.• Remove the green tab on top of the vial.

  • Transfer the solvent into the vial containing the powder.

  • Pull up the needle above the liquid level. Do not remove the needle from the vial

  • Shake without inverting the vial until a homogeneous suspension is obtained.

  • Check there is no unsuspended powder in the vial (if any powder clumps are present, continue shaking until they disappear).

  • Draw up all the suspension without inverting the vial. A small amount will remain in the vial and should be discarded. An overage is included to allow for this loss.

  • Remove the needle used for the reconstitution. Attach the other needle to the syringe tip (screw on tightly). Only grasp the coloured hub to connect needle.


3 INJECT



  • Prime the needle to remove air from the syringe immediately before administering the injection. To avoid precipitation, inject immediately into the gluteal muscle.


4 AFTER USE



  • Dispose of the needles in designated sharp container.

What is it used for?
Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is used for the treatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids
Additional Information

Additional Information

How is this item sold e.g. single tablets or vials?Each
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Ingredients
D,L-lactide/glycolide copolymer, Mannitol, Carmellose sodium, Polysorbate 80
Directions & Storage
Keep your medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C and keep the container in the outer carton, to protect from light.

Do not use after the expiry date shown on the box.
Warnings & Side Effects
Decapeptyl SR 3 mg can cause unwanted side effects such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Skin rash, hair loss, feelings of weakness, headache, weight gain, fluid retenion, painful joints, painful muscles, transient sight disturbances and temporary increases in blood pressure may occur. A small loss in bone density occurs during treatment. If any side effect is troublesome, or causes you concern, you should tell your doctor. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Patient Information

INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT


It provides some information about your medicine. If you have any questions please ask your doctor. The name of your medicine is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . Its active ingredient is triptorelin. Each vial contains 4.2 mg triptorelin (as acetate). There is an extra amount in the vial to make sure you receive the required dose of 3 mg. The formulation contains a lactide-glycolide copolymer, mannitol, polysorbate 80, and carmellose sodium. Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is a powder for suspension for injection and the suspension will be made up with the suspension vehicle just before injection. The suspension vehicle contains mannitol in water.


This pack contains one vial of Decapeptyl SR 3 mg , one ampoule of suspension vehicle containing mannitol in water, one syringe and two needles. It is for single use only.


What is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is a slow release formulation of triptorelin. Triptorelin is a decapeptide, an analogue of GnRH. It lowers the levels of oestrogens and progesterone in the body. The instructions for preparing the injection are given overleaf. Your doctor or nurse will make up the injection and give it to you.


What is Decapeptyl SR 3 mg used for?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg is used for the treatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids.


Is there any reason for not being given Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


You should not be given Decapeptyl SR 3 mg if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Decapeptyl SR 3 mg may not be suitable for you if you have a metabolic bone disease. Also, it may not be suitable for you if you have had an allergic reaction to triptorelin, to any other ingredients of Decapeptyl SR 3 mg or to a similar type of drug (GnRH analogues).


Your doctor will know if the medicine is suitable for you. Consult your
doctor if you are concerned.


Do I need to take any other medicines?


During the course of your treatment with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . your doctor may wish to give you a non-hormonal form of contraception during the first month of treatment and once you have completed the course. This will ensure that you do not become pregnant whilst being treated with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg . During the first month of therapy your doctor may want to monitor your condition carefully.


Tell your doctor if:


You think your symptoms have worsened or changed. Tell him if you have an abnormal bleed during your course of treatment. He will be able to decide if changes are needed to your treatment. If you are taking any other medicines, tell your doctor about them. However, there are no known interactions with other medications or other forms of interaction.


How many injections will I need?


You will be given one injection every four weeks for up to six months. Only one course of treatment with Decapeptyl SR 3 mg should be given.


Where will I be injected?


The injection usually will be given in your buttock.


What shall I do if I miss an injection?


As soon as you realise that you have missed an injection, contact your doctor. He will then be able to give you your next injection.


What will happen if I stop taking Decapeptyl SR 3 mg?


You may experience a return of your symptoms such as painful periods and pain during sexual intercourse.


Which side effects can Decapeptyl SR 3 mg have?


Decapeptyl SR 3 mg can cause unwanted side effects such as hot flushes and vaginal dryness. Skin rash, hair loss, feelings of weakness, headache, weight gain, fluid retenion, painful joints, painful muscles, transient sight disturbances and temporary increases in blood pressure may occur. A small loss in bone density occurs during treatment. If any side effect is troublesome, or causes you concern, you should tell your doctor. If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet please inform your doctor or pharmacist.


Further information


Keep your medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C and keep the container in the outer carton, to protect from light.


Do not use after the expiry date shown on the box.


HOW TO PREPARE THE INJECTION FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE SHOULD BE OBSERVED DURING THE SUSPENSION RECONSTITUTION



1 PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT


The patient should be in a prone position, buttock skin disinfected.


2 PREPARATION OF THE INJECTION


The presence of bubbles on top of the lyophilisate is a normal appearance of the product.



  • Break the neck of the ampoule (ensuring the dot faces you).

  • Draw up all the solvent into the syringe with the needle.• Remove the green tab on top of the vial.

  • Transfer the solvent into the vial containing the powder.

  • Pull up the needle above the liquid level. Do not remove the needle from the vial

  • Shake without inverting the vial until a homogeneous suspension is obtained.

  • Check there is no unsuspended powder in the vial (if any powder clumps are present, continue shaking until they disappear).

  • Draw up all the suspension without inverting the vial. A small amount will remain in the vial and should be discarded. An overage is included to allow for this loss.

  • Remove the needle used for the reconstitution. Attach the other needle to the syringe tip (screw on tightly). Only grasp the coloured hub to connect needle.


3 INJECT



  • Prime the needle to remove air from the syringe immediately before administering the injection. To avoid precipitation, inject immediately into the gluteal muscle.


4 AFTER USE



  • Dispose of the needles in designated sharp container.

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