Brand Name: Tripocine
Generic Name: Triptorelin
Dosage Form: Injection
Indication: Prostate cancer, endometriosis, and precocious puberty
Storage: Store at room temperature
Tripocine contains Triptorelin as an active ingredient and it is used to treat prostate cancer and it is also used to treat CPP (central precocious puberty). This injection works by reducing the blood levels of testosterone in males and estrogen in females. It further slows or stops the growth of cancer cells. Dosage may vary differently to the patients according to their age, weight, and other health concerns.
Triptorelin is a synthetic agonist analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. The administration of triptorelin is followed by a transient surge of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol, and testosterone. The time, peak, and decline of testosterone in the body vary depending on the dose administered. This initial surge is often responsible for the worsening prostate cancer symptoms such as urethral or bladder outlet obstruction, bone pain, spinal cord injury, and hematuria in the early stages.
Tripocine (Triptorelin) injection is hormone therapy. It is used for the treatment of the early onset of puberty when the body matures sooner than expected and it is also used to treat advanced prostate cancer. The recommended dose of Tripocine injection is decided by your healthcare professional and do not skip your dosing schedule. Close monitoring of blood glucose level is required during treatment with this medicament.
Tripocine (Triptorelin) may interact with other medicines, diseases, and other elements. It is important to know the same before starting the course of this medicine.
Do not receive Tripocine injection if you have an allergy to Triptorelin.
Tripocine (Triptorelin) is not indicated for use in patients suffering from hypersensitivity.
This injection is not recommended for pregnant women.
Tripocine (Triptorelin) injection may cause certain side effects. Make sure to inform a qualified healthcare professional about the same and know the ways to manage them.
Common Side Effects
Serious Side Effects
Note - consult your pharmacist or healthcare professional if any possible side effects occur.
Your healthcare provider will administer Tripocine injection to you. Do not change the dose strength as per your wish and make sure to not administer Tripocine injection by yourself.
If you miss a scheduled dose of Tripocine injection, contact a qualified healthcare professional immediately.
Overdose may cause certain symptoms like fainting or chest pain. In case of an overdose, call an emergency medical helpline for immediate supportive care.
Warnings and Precautions
If you are receiving treatment with a Tripocine injection, make sure to use contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy.
It is not known whether alcohol is safe during the course of Tripocine injection. Please call a qualified healthcare provider.
Do not drive after administering Tripocine injection if side effects like dizziness and blurred vision occur.
Warnings for Females
Do not administer Tripocine injection by yourself.
Do not breastfeed during the course of Tripocine injection.
This medicine is unsafe for use in pregnant women.
Tripocine may delay wound healing.
Tripocine should be used with caution in patients suffering from heart disease.
Q1. What is Tripocine (Triptorelin)?
Ans. Tripocine (Triptorelin) injection is used in the treatment of Prostate cancer, endometriosis, and precocious puberty
Q2. How does Tripocine (Triptorelin) work?
Ans. This injection works by reducing the blood levels of testosterone in males and estrogen in females. It further slows or stops the growth of cancer cells.
Q3. What are the side effects of Tripocine?
Ans. Some of the common side effects of Tripocine are:- constipation, bladder pain, diarrhea, bleeding, skin rash, high blood pressure, vomiting, pale skin, muscle pain, dizziness, fatigue, etc.
Q4. Is it safe to drive after receiving Tripocine?
Ans. Tripocine (Triptorelin) injection may affect your vision. Do not drive if such symptoms occur.
Q5. What should I avoid while receiving a Tripocine injection?
Ans. Avoid the consumption of alcohol and smoke. Maintain a healthy diet.
Q6. Can I take Tripocine (Triptorelin) during breastfeeding?
Ans. Tripocine (Triptorelin) may not be safe for use during breastfeeding. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider.
Q7. What happens if I miss a dose of Tripocine (Triptorelin)?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Tripocine injection, contact a qualified healthcare professional immediately.
Q8. How to take Tripocine injection?
Ans. Your healthcare provider will administer Tripocine injection to you. Make sure to not administer Tripocine injection by yourself.
Q9. Can I take a Tripocine injection during pregnancy?
Ans. Tripocine injection is not recommended for pregnant women.
Q10. Can I consume alcohol while taking a Tripocine injection?
Ans. It is not known whether alcohol is safe during the course of Tripocine (Triptorelin). Please contact a qualified doctor.