This medication is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist (hormonal chemotherapy), prescribed for prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and central precocious puberty.
It decreases levels of certain hormones in the body.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin. SC- The recommended dose is 1 mgday (0.2 ml or 20 unit mark) administered as a single dose.
Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and staying in cool places may help. More bone pain, blood in urine, and trouble passing urine. Most often gets better 1 to 2 weeks after care has started. Weak bones with long-term use. Swelling. Headache. Feeling tired or weak. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar- free gum may help. Low mood (depression). Mood changes. Not able to sleep. Short-term vaginal bleeding. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal.
Call your doctor to find out what to do
If you have an allergy to leuprolide or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have vaginal bleeding and have not been to your doctor. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Chest pain or pressure. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very bad problems with how you act. Very bad headache. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. More bone pain after 2 to 4 weeks of care. Very bad back pain. Feeling very tired or weak. Not able to pass urine. Sudden change in eyesight. Vaginal bleeding for more than 2 months. Very bad skin irritation. More trips to the bathroom, more thirst, or weight loss. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Trophic Hormones & Related Synthetic Drugs, Hormonal Chemotherapy
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