Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Trelstar include the following:
- This medication is given as a single injection into the muscle (intramuscular injection). It is usually given once every one, three, or six months, depending on the particular Trelstar product used.
- The injection will be given by your healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office or clinic.
- Trelstar is injected into the muscle of either buttock. The specific injection site will alternate with each dose.
- Trelstar must be mixed with sterile water before administration. The injection should be given immediately after the drug is mixed.
- Trelstar should not be used if the vial is damaged, contains particles, or is cloudy or discolored.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not stop treatment because you feel better. Stopping the medicine will cause your symptoms to return.
The dose of Trelstar your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on the particular product you are receiving.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Trelstar Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of TrelstarJust like any medicine, Trelstar can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the common side effects seen with Trelstar include:
(Click Trelstar Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)