A member asked:
what does lupron (leuprolide) do?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Miller answered
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
Dr. Pedro Hernandez answered
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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