An overdose with this medication is unlikely, as each implant contains a specific amount of medication. However, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other drug.
This medication is only given once a year. If you forget to schedule your child's yearly appointment or miss an appointment, contact your child's healthcare provider as soon as you remember. Try to keep all of your child's medical appointments. His or her puberty symptoms may return if the yearly dose is more than a few weeks late.
How Should This Medicine Be Stored?
Supprelin LA is normally stored by a healthcare provider. The implant should be stored in the refrigerator, away from light. The implantation kit, which is used to insert and remove the implant, should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
Supprelin LA is available in one strength and form: Supprelin LA 50-mg subcutaneous implant.
Supprelin LA Web site. Available at: http://www.supprelinla.com/ Accessed July 1, 2011.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed July 1, 2011.
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