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what does lupron (leuprolide) do?

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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone inhibitor: Lupron (aka leuprolide) inhibits the production of testosterone and estrogen from the testes and ovaries, respectively. It is used in the treatment of a number of things including endometriosis, prostate and breast cancer and inappropriately early puberty in kiddos, each of which is made worse by excessive testosterone or estrogen secretion.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Prevent cancer: It is a gonadotropine (lh) release hormone antagonist. Lowers the amount of hormone LH that estimulates the production of androgens. It is used in males for prostatic cancer and in females for other reasons.
Answered on Jul 4, 2015
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Dr. Michael Traub
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Depends: If Lupron (leuprolide) is taken short term during ivf for fertility, some woman have temporarily some hot flashes or vaginal dryness. This usually goe ... Read More
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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Depends: Leuprolide acetate is available in two long-acting formulations as Lupron (leuprolide) depot. It is available in a 1-month and a 3-month version. Micr ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Michael Traub
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