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Let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, a family history of osteoporosis, or depression before using Vantas. Other precautions for safely using this medicine include warnings of potential drug interactions and allergic reactions. This drug can also cause other problems, such as problems with your pituitary gland, a decrease in bone density, and high blood sugar levels.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Vantas® (histrelin implant) if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Heart disease
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of osteoporosis
- Alcohol use
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Vantas and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Vantas and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.