What to expect with SUPPRELIN® LA
One full year of medication in one implant
One implant provides 1 year of continuous hormone medicine, histrelin acetate. This treats your child's central precocious puberty (CPP) for a full year after the first month of therapy.
- SUPPRELIN® LA is placed under the skin of the inside of the upper arm
- The entire procedure can be done in a doctor’s office using a local anesthetic. Your child’s healthcare professional will recommend the appropriate setting
- A healthcare professional will temporarily numb your child’s upper arm, make a small cut, and insert the implant just under the skin
- A healthcare professional will then close the cut with stitches or surgical strips and cover with a bandage
Follow these instructions after the procedure. Always remember to follow the advice of your child’s healthcare professional:
- Your child should keep the arm clean and dry and should not swim or bathe for 24 hours
- The bandage can be removed after 24 hours
- Do not remove the surgical strips. They will fall off on their own in a few days
- Your child should avoid heavy play or exercise that uses the implanted arm for 7 days. After the cut has healed, your child can go back to his or her normal activities. The doctor will give you complete instructions
- Some people who had SUPPRELIN® LA placed in their arm have had the implant come through the skin (extrusion). Call your child’s doctor right away if the SUPPRELIN® LA implant comes through the skin
Follow-up visits are important
Your child must have regular visits with his or her pediatric endocrinologist. Your child may need blood tests a month after the procedure and every 6 months after that. A healthcare professional will also check for signs of puberty, measure height, and may take wrist X-rays to track bone growth.