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Lupron Depot
Lupron Depot
Lupron Depot


Lupron Depot

Generic Name: Leuprolide (loo-PROE-lide)Brand Name: Lupron Depot

Lupron Depot is used for:

Treating symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Lupron Depot is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. It works by decreasing levels of certain hormones produced by the testes and ovaries. It prevents the growth of certain tumors that need these hormones to grow.

Do NOT use Lupron Depot if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Lupron Depot
  • you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Lupron Depot :

Some medical conditions may interact with Lupron Depot . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines or other substances
  • if you have bone problems, urinary problems (eg, blockage of the bladder or ureters), spinal cord problems, or abnormal growths on or near the spinal cord
  • if you have vaginal bleeding

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lupron Depot . However, no specific interactions with Lupron Depot are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Lupron Depot may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Lupron Depot :

Use Lupron Depot as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is available with Lupron Depot . Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about this information.
  • Lupron Depot is usually administered every month (4 weeks) as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Lupron Depot at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Lupron Depot , contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lupron Depot .

Important safety information:

  • Worsening of symptoms may occur during the first few weeks of treatment. Notify your doctor if any new or worsened symptoms occur.
  • Lupron Depot may interfere with certain lab tests, including certain pituitary gland function tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using Lupron Depot .
  • Lab tests, including blood testosterone levels, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), and bone density tests, may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • Lupron Depot should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Use of Lupron Depot during pregnancy has resulted in fetal and newborn death. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately. It is unknown if Lupron Depot is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Lupron Depot .

Possible side effects of Lupron Depot :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Breast tenderness; constipation; decreased sex drive; difficulty sleeping; hot flashes/sweating; impotence; infection (fever, chills, sore throat); nausea or vomiting; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in the urine; chest pain; dizziness or lightheadedness; fast or irregular heartbeat; increase in bone pain; muscle weakness; paralysis; severe drowsiness; severe headache; shortness of breath; trouble urinating or inability to urinate; unusual or one-sided numbness or weakness; vision changes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Lupron Depot :

Store Lupron Depot at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lupron Depot out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Lupron Depot , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Lupron Depot is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lupron Depot . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • Lupron Depot Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Lupron Depot Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
  • Lupron Depot Detailed Consumer Information (PDR)
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