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Supprelin® LA (histrelin implant) is a prescription drug that contains a synthetic (manufactured) form of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). But what is the Supprelin LA implant used for?
A healthcare provider may prescribe a Supprelin LA implant for treating precocious puberty in children. Precocious puberty is a condition in which children start puberty too soon (before age eight in girls and age nine in boys). If this condition is left untreated, it can cause growth problems and children may not reach their expected adult height.
The goal of treating precocious puberty with Supprelin LA implants is to temporarily stop puberty and prevent further changes in the body until the appropriate time. Treatment will normally end before age 11 in girls and age 12 in boys, to allow for normal sexual maturation.
(Click Supprelin LA Uses for more information on using this implant to treat precocious puberty, with details on how this medication works.)