The standard dosage of Vantas® (histrelin implant) is one implant surgically placed under the skin of the upper arm every 12 months. Each implant contains 50 mg of Vantas and provides a continuous release of 50 mcg per day for one year.
A healthcare provider will insert the implant as part of a minor surgical procedure. After numbing your arm, your healthcare provider will make a small incision (a cut), to allow the implant to be inserted under the skin. Once the implant is inserted, the incision will be closed with stitches and special surgical tape.
(For more details on this implant, click Vantas Dosage. This Web selection takes an in-depth look at how this medicine is surgically implanted and offers important safety tips.)