- Problems with getting an erection (erectile dysfunction) or ejaculation
- Abnormal enlargement of breasts (gynecomastia)
- Feeling weak or tired
Side effects specific to women may include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful sex
- Breast pain
However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Decapeptyl?
This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.
To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.
Drugs with known interactions:
- Antidiabetic agents
- Choline C11
- Corifollitropin alfa
- Gallium Ga 68 PSMA-11
- Indium 111 capromab pendetide
- Piflufolastat F18
- QT-prolonging agents (e.g. amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine)
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, stop taking this drug and continue taking your other medication. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.
Does food or alcohol interact with Decapeptyl?
This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Decapeptyl?
This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Prostate cancer (advanced)
- Administer Decapeptyl 3.75 mg once every 4 weeks (1 month) via intramuscular (IM) injection or;
- 11.25 mg once every 12 weeks (3 months) or;
- 22.5 mg once every 24 weeks (6 months).
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for ART adjunctive therapy
- Administer 0.1 mg once a day via subcutaneous (SQ) injection 5 to 7 days before the expected start of menses (period).
- Dose should be adjusted as necessary and continued until the follicles are a suitable size, approximately 4 to 7 weeks.
Endometrial stromal sarcoma
- Administer 3.75 mg via IM injection once every 28 days for 3 to 5 months. This is an off-label use for this drug.
- 1st option: Administer 3.75 mg via IM injection once every 4 weeks for a total of 6 doses.
- 2nd option: Administer 3.75 mg once every 6 weeks for a total of 4 doses.
- 3rd option: Administer 11.25 mg once every 3 months.
- Estrogen or progestin therapy is recommended at the start of therapy and should be evaluated after 3 months. Treatment should not exceed 6 to 12 months.