Relieving the symptoms of prostate cancer in men. Vantas Implant is not a cure for prostate cancer.
Vantas Implant is a synthetic analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist. It works by decreasing the production of certain hormones, which reduces testosterone levels in the body.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Vantas Implant. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Vantas Implant. However, no specific interactions with Vantas Implant are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Vantas Implant may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Vantas Implant as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Vantas Implant.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Breast growth; bruising; constipation; decreased sex drive; erectile dysfunction (impotence); headache; hot flashes; sleeplessness; soreness, pain, tenderness, or redness at the insertion site; testicles become smaller; tiredness; weight gain.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine; bone pain; numbness or tingling of the skin; trouble urinating or inability to urinate; weakness or loss of feeling in the legs; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Vantas Implant:
Store Vantas Implant in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C) in the unopened glass vial in the plastic pouch and carton. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Keep Vantas Implant out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Vantas Implant. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.