Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Pituitary desensitisation before ovulation induction with gonadotrophins
Adult: 150 mcg 4 times daily intranasally, beginning either on day 1 or day 21 of the menstrual cycle. Therapy should be continued until pituitary downregulation occurs, which normally takes 1-3 wk; if necessary, 300 mcg 4 times daily may be given.

Adult: 150 mcg sprayed into each nostril tid. Usual treatment duration: About 6 mth.

Advanced prostatic carcinoma
Adult: Initially, 500 mcg injected every 8 hr for 7 days. Maintenance: 200 mcg once daily. Alternatively maintenance may also be given intranasally: 200 mcg into each nostril tid. For depot preparations: 6.3 mg implant every 8 wk or 9.45 mg every 12 wk; to be injected into lateral abdominal wall. An anti-androgen treatment such as cyproterone acetate may be given for at least 3 days before starting therapy and continued for at least 3 wk to prevent disease flare.

Pituitary desensitisation before ovulation induction with gonadotrophins
Adult: 200-500 mcg daily. Therapy should be continued until pituitary downregulation occurs, which normally takes 1-3 wk; if necessary, 500 mcg bid may be given.
Hormone-dependent tumors. Pituitary adenoma, weight-related amenorrhoea.
Special Precautions
Hypertension, diabetes, depression, polycystic ovarian disease. Avoid use of nasal decongestants before and at least 30 min after treatment. Men at risk from tumor flare. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances, headache/lightheadedness, increase in menstrual bleeding, mood changes, nervousness, palpitations, acne, dry skin, decreased glucose tolerance, changes in scalp and body hair, ovarian hyperstimulation, reactions or pain at site of injection, thrombophloebitis, swelling, pruritus, hypersensitivity reactions, tumor flare (may manifest as increase in bone pain), spinal cord compression, worsening of urinary tract symptoms with hematuria and urinary obstruction, vag dryness, hot flushes, loss of libido, osteoporosis. In men, hot flushes, breast swelling, tenderness and sexual dysfunction.
Drug Interactions
Drugs affecting pituitary secretion of gonadotrophins, hormonal therapy and corticosteroids may alter the response. Spironolactone and levodopa can stimulate secretion of gonadotrophins. Phenothiazines, dopamine antagonists, digoxin and sex hormones can inhibit gonadotrophin secretion.
Lab Interference
Alterations in liver function tests and blood lipids.
Description: Buserelin is an analogue of gonadorelin. It stimulates the synthesis and release of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone in the anterior lobe of the pituitary. A single dose has the effect of increasing circulating sex hormones; continued admin leads to down regulation of gonadotropin synthesis in the pituitary and results in paradoxical reduction in sex hormone secretion.
Absorption: Completely absorbed after SC inj. Plasma concentrations peak about 1 hr after admin.
Metabolism: Metabolised by tissue peptidases.
Excretion: Excreted in urine and bile as unchanged drug and metabolites. Half-life: 80 minutes.
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