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Prior to starting treatment with Vantas, tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking. For example, combining Vantas with certain drugs used to treat diabetes can lead to interactions, decreasing the effectiveness of the diabetes medicines. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you check your blood glucose levels more often during Vantas treatment, and may adjust the dose of your diabetes medications.

An Overview of Interactions With Vantas

Vantas® (histrelin implant) is a prescription medicine used in the management of symptoms associated with advanced prostate cancer. There are a few potential drug interactions that may occur if Vantas is combined with certain diabetes medications, including:
 
  • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, such as:
 
 
  • Bromocriptine (Cycloset™)
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (and combination DPP-4 medications), such as:
 
 
  • Glitazones and glitazone combination medications, such as:
 
 
  • Glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists, such as:
 
 
  • Insulin of any type 
  • Meglitinides, such as:
 
 
 
 
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