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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Trelstar LA IM.

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7 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 5
Condition: Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer
8/18/2011 2:24:17 PM

Reviewer: 106626, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had Gleason 9 prostate cancer with involvement of 60% of the gland. Post prostatectomy my PSA was .01 and it rose to .06 after 9 months. Radiation was recommended. The radiation therapy doctor insisted on two years to Trelstar. Since starting it, I have had depression, severe leg cramps, weight gain of 15 pounds despite two hours of exercise daily (all fat!), and inability to have an orgasm. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer
5/15/2011 11:59:36 PM

Reviewer: Upset with Trelstar!!!!!, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My father just died from the Trelstar shot!! Eight years ago, he was given the Lupron shot, every 6 months, which didn't seem to do anything to him - then his dr. retired. The next dr. gave him Eligard - every 6 months - we think it gave him advanced Alzheimer's and started one of his eyes to go blind - then that dr. retired. The last dr. gave him Trelstar - this time, only a 3 month sh ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer
11/16/2010 12:37:36 PM

Reviewer: ncobjim, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Having an terrible time with sleeping. Hot flashes are not bad at all.

Condition: Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer
5/6/2010 9:44:37 AM

Reviewer: eva2430911, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband was told that the only major side effect would be hot flashes but....after the second shot ( 3 months apart) he developed severe arm pain and severe hand pain with extreme swelling. He kept being told by dr not a side effect. but taking a closer look at the side effects in brochure from company and web md this is a side effect.

Condition: Advanced Form of Prostate Cancer
8/13/2008 12:02:23 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have used the monthly drug therapy for 6 months. I just started on the LA version this month. Pain @ injection site for a few days and "hot flashes" have been my side effects so far.

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