Endocrine responsive early stage breast cancer

Active Ingredient: Triptorelin

Indication for Triptorelin

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

As adjuvant treatment in combination with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor, of endocrine responsive early stage breast cancer in women at high risk of recurrence who are confirmed as pre-menopausal after completion of chemotherapy.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

4.2 mg once every 28 days

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

4.2 - 4.2 mg

Dosage regimen

From 4.2 To 4.2 mg once every 28 day(s)

Detailed description

4.2 mg every 4 weeks in combination with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor.

Triptorelin should be commenced after completion of chemotherapy, once pre-menopausal status has been confirmed.

The treatment with triptorelin must be initiated at least 6-8 weeks before starting aromatase inhibitor treatment. A minimum of two injections of triptorelin (with an interval of 4 weeks between injections) should be administered before commencement of aromatase inhibitor treatment.

During treatment with an aromatase inhibitor, triptorelin must not be interrupted to avoid rebound increases in circulating oestrogens in premenopausal women.

The recommended treatment duration for adjuvant treatment in combination with other hormonotherapy is up to 5 years.

Active ingredient


Triptorelin is a decapeptide analogue of GnRH which initially stimulates release of pituitary gonadotropins.

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