At a glance
At a glance
Fensolvi® is the first and only 6-month, subcutaneous (SC) injection of leuprolide acetate for CPP. 
Fensolvi® (leuprolide acetate) for injectable suspension consists of leuprolide acetate delivered via a unique in-situ polymeric gel delivery system
- Leuprolide acetate is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist.
- It is the most commonly prescribed CPP treatment. 
A single subcutaneous injection — with small injection volume and short 18 gauge needle — delivers 6 months of treatment. 
The innovative delivery system releases leuprolide acetate slowly over time as the polymer dissolves. 
Mechanism of action
Fensolvi is a GnRH agonist that inhibits the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, resulting in suppression of gonadotropin production, including luteinizing hormone, and ovarian and testicular production of estradiol and testosterone respectively.
- Leuprolide acetate is a potent synthetic nonapeptide analog of naturally occurring GnRH that inhibits pituitary gonadotropin secretion (luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone) when given continuously in therapeutic doses.
- Following an initial stimulation of gonadotropin releasing hormone receptors, chronic administration of leuprolide acetate results in downregulation of GnRH receptors, reduction in release of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and consequent suppression of ovarian and testicular production of estradiol and testosterone, respectively.
- This effect is reversible upon discontinuation of drug therapy. 
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