Has your child been recently diagnosed with central precocious puberty (CPP)? If you’ve received this news, or you’ve been recommended Fensolvi as a treatment, you’re sure to have a lot of questions. We hope to answer at least a few of these questions today to help you move forward with confidence and conviction in your child’s Fensolvi treatment.
But first, let’s clarify the relationship between CPP and Fensolvi.
What Is Central Precocious Puberty?
CPP is a medical condition characterized by early onset of puberty in children. To treat CPP, you need a medication that inhibits the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRH) from the brain—the hormone responsible for initiating puberty.
What Is Fensolvi?
Fensolvi is a treatment that prevents the progression of CPP. A single injection of Fensolvi stays in a child’s system for 6 months, blocking puberty-inducing hormones from making changes to your child’s body.
What Should I Ask Our Pediatric Endocrinologist?
There are a few questions you should ask your pediatric endocrinologist when looking at next steps after a CPP diagnosis:
- What are the treatment options? The most common treatment option for CPP are GnRH agonists, or drugs that block GnRH hormones.
- What can you tell us about Fensolvi? Your pediatric endocrinologist may have some insight about Fensolvi, whether it’s from the experiences of previous CPP patients or reading material about Fensolvi treatments. They will help set an expectation of what your Fensolvi experience could include.
- Based on my child’s activity level what therapy would best suit them? Each injection may affect your child’s activity level differently.
How Is Fensolvi Administered?
Fensolvi is a shot that is injected into a thin layer of fat just under the skin, also known as a subcutaneous (SC) injection. A short needle is used and a local anesthetic can be requested when administering the shot. The procedure doesn’t require surgery or muscle injections, which could make the treatment more comfortable for your child.
The Fensolvi medicine will remain in that layer of fat and slowly release for six months, giving your child just enough of the drug to stabilize their GnRH levels and pause early puberty.
With Fensolvi, you will only need to receive an injection twice a year. Every six months, your child will get a new injection until it is the right time to begin puberty.
Does Fensolvi Work Right Away?
Your child’s puberty symptoms may worsen before they improve. Fensolvi can take up to three weeks to stop the waves of GnRH. Fortunately, you should start to notice your child’s symptoms improving after the initial three week period or even sooner.
What Kind of Support Is Provided with Fensolvi?
Fensolvi offers the following support programs and information that can simplify the CPP treatment process for you and your child:
- Educational resources: Whether you want to learn more about Fensolvi or want to learn about potential side effects, we’ve got you covered.
- Refill reminders: Need a reminder when it’s time to refill your child’s medicine? We’ll alert you when their next treatment is due so you can know when it’s time to go back to the doctor’s office.
- Fensolvi copay assistance: The financial aspect of CPP treatment can be challenging. That’s why we’ve established Fensolvi TotalSolutions, a program that helps you pay as little as $5 for your prescription (through the assistance of your insurance provider). Your healthcare provider can help you enroll in this program.
Please note: If you do choose the Fensolvi treatment for CPP, expect a call from a specialty pharmacy to authorize and confirm your child’s Fensolvi prescription.
Hold Onto Childhood with Fensolvi
What can you expect with Fensolvi? Simple treatment, fewer visits to the doctor’s office, and greater support for both you and your child. As you continue with your child through this journey, we hope our resources and programs give you the support you need to continue with confidence. Talk to your child’s doctor today about using Fensolvi for CPP treatment.