Dekapeptil - drugs used to treat diseases of the reproductive system.

Pharmacological action

Action Dekapeptil based on raising the level of follicle-stimulating hormone (stimulating maturation, follicular growth in women and sperm production in men), and luteinizing hormone (ensuring the normal operation of the sex glands, the production of the female hormone progesterone and testosterone male), so that the woman is suppressed estrogen production, while male - testosterone.

Judging by the reviews of Dekapeptile, menstrual bleeding in women is stopped and resumed only in the third month after the last injection.

Similar effects of the drug are reversible, used in medical practice for the treatment of infertility and other diseases of the reproductive system, suppressing the growth of tumors.

The active ingredient of the drug triptorelin

Form release Dekapeptil

Producing powder, lyophilisate and the solution Dekapeptil.


Women drug prescribed for uterine fibroids, endometriosis, amenorrhea hypogonadotropic, for the treatment of infertility using IVF or transfer of embryos into the uterus.

Men Dekapeptil according to the instructions indicated for the treatment of hormone-dependent prostate carcinoma. Therapy is an alternative to surgical castration.

Children of both sexes Dekapeptil prescribed for early puberty.

Instructions Dekapeptil: how to use

For the treatment of infertility by IVF woman Dekapeptil administered 0, 1 mg subcutaneously every day from 21 day cycle for up to 1 ml injection of human chorionic gonadotropin. With 3 days cycle menogon administered drug or other medications like it for action.

In endometriosis, uterine fibroids week Dekapeptil administered 0, 5 mg in the amount of 1 ml (one shot) subcutaneously one p / day. With 8 days of treatment administered Dekapeptil 0, 1 mg every day. At the same time changing the injection site. Under the same scheme are treated with prostate cancer in men.

If you intend to hold long-term treatment, using a slow release depot capsule in which the active substance is contained 3, 75mg. Dekapeptil depot administered every 28 days for a single injection, the women - the third day of menstruation. Capsules can be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly.

Drug treatment should not exceed six months.

For the treatment of precocious puberty do two injections Dekapeptil depot 3, 75mg with a break for two weeks, followed by subsequent injections are administered every 28 days. If the effect will not be possible to give injections every 21 days. Duration of treatment is determined individually.

Before starting treatment with Dekapeptil necessarily exclude pregnancy and during the first months of therapy using hormonal contraceptives.

Throughout the treatment it is necessary to control the level of steroid sex hormones in men and women. Women, especially if you have polycystic ovary syndrome, it is necessary to control the luteal phase and follicular growth.  Dekapeptil - solution for subcutaneous injection

side effects

Dekapeptil can cause deterioration of libido and potency, vaginal dryness or minor release, perspiration, pain during sexual intercourse, sleep disturbances, flushing, irritability, headache, nausea, depression, fatigue, impaired skin sensation (numbness, tingling) .

There are reviews of Dekapeptile, causing nausea, weight gain, back pain and muscle pain, elevated liver enzymes, bone demineralization, itching, or redness at the injection site.


Dekapeptil instructions should not be prescribed for men with hormone-independent prostate cancer after surgical castration, the women - osteoporosis, during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Judging by the reviews of Dekapeptile, it should be taken with caution when polycystic ovaries.