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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Leuprolide Acetate (Overview)

Leuprolide acetate is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is the cost of injection of leuprolide acetate?

What is the cost of injection of leuprolide acetate?

Leuprolide costs: Prices are approximate from online pharmacies in the us: leuprolide 2 week kit - $130 (for fertility therapies). Leuprolide 3.75 mg - $300 (for endometriosis). Leuprolide 11.25 - $500 (for endometriosis, precocious puberty or prostate cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
150 doctors shared insights

Leuprolide Acetate (Overview)

Leuprolide acetate is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is the cost of injection of leuprolide acetate?

Leuprolide costs: Prices are approximate from online pharmacies in the us: leuprolide 2 week kit - $130 (for fertility therapies). Leuprolide 3.75 mg - $300 (for endometriosis). Leuprolide 11.25 - $500 (for endometriosis, precocious puberty or prostate cancer). ...Read more

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Can leuprolide acetate injection cause skin scaling in hands and feet?

Can leuprolide acetate injection cause skin scaling in hands and feet?

Highly unlikely: that would be a highly unusual effect, dry skin is occasionally a complaint (if that's what you mean by scaling.) best wishes .M ...Read more

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What are side affects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are side affects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Menopausal effects: Lupron (leuprolide) injections are used for many reasons in gynecology, most commonly in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. Essentially, Lupron (leuprolide) shuts down ovarian function and leads to a menopausal state. Therefore, side effects include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, decreased libido, and bone loss. ...Read more

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What are the effects of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the effects  of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

Few: Low estrogen causes hot flashes, dry vagina, and osteoporosis (week bones). Local reaction at the injection site. Some of the effects of low estrogen can be minimized by estrogen add back therapy (taking very small amount of estrogen). ...Read more

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When should I expect my period after lupron (leuprolide)?

When should I expect my period after lupron (leuprolide)?

1-6 months: It varies. Some women will resume in 1 month while others may take up to 6 months to get back to baseline. ...Read more

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On lupron (leuprolide).Cant sleep and bad hot flashes. What can I do?

On lupron (leuprolide).Cant sleep and bad hot flashes. What can I do?

Add-back therapy: Ask your doctor about prescribing you add-back therapy while you are on lupron (leuprolide). It is a Progesterone medication that can help alleviate the side effect symptoms from lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Last 11.25mg lupron (leuprolide) shot was 9/13/12--- when will i get my period back?

Last 11.25mg lupron (leuprolide) shot was 9/13/12--- when will i get my period back?

About 3 months: This dose of Lupron (leuprolide) is designed to last 3 months. You may have 1 episode of bleeding shortly after the injection but no more sex hormones (estrogen or progesterone) will be produced after that until the Lupron (leuprolide) is gone. The drug is stored in fatty tissue so the timing my differ depending on your body fat amount. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to get out of your system, trying to conceive?

How long does it take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to get out of your system, trying to conceive?

Depends on the dose: If you had the three month it could be up to four months. If you had the monthly, more than likely ok at six weeks. ...Read more

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How do I get clear skin when I am undertaking monthly lupron (leuprolide) (hormonal therapy) treatments?

How do I get clear skin when I am undertaking monthly lupron (leuprolide) (hormonal therapy) treatments?

Topicals: If the Lupron (leuprolide) is causing hormonal disruption that is making you break out, you could try a prescription strength anti-acne wash or lotion containing anti-bacterial agents. If the acne is severe and cystic (or if it rosacea) then oral agents or other types of topical products can be used. ...Read more

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Is the monthly Lupron (leuprolide) shot an effective birth control method? If so when does it become effective?

Is the monthly Lupron (leuprolide) shot an effective birth control method? If so when does it become effective?

Is effective quickly: Lupron (leuprolide) injections usually will effectively interfere with your hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian functions, prevent ovulation and therefore reduce your risks of pregnancy. In most cases, hormonal effects probably begin promptly within a few days after the injection. Lupron (leuprolide) is not a recommended contraceptive; it is also expensive, has other indications and has some potential long term side effects. ...Read more

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After having a 3 months dose of lupron (leuprolide) injection, after how long till my menstrual cycle be back to normal?

After having a 3 months dose of lupron (leuprolide) injection, after how long till my menstrual cycle be back to normal?

Variable: Lupron (leuprolide) suppresses estrogen production from the ovary. Ovulation usually does not occur but Lupron (leuprolide) is not considered a contraceptive hormone. Menstrual bleeding does not normally occur with Lupron (leuprolide) administration but periods should resume within six months of stopping this medication. ...Read more

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62 yr had prostatectomy 2005 on lupron (leuprolide) last test 16 testesteron is that normal 4 my cond low testr. Psa 2.0?

62 yr had prostatectomy 2005 on lupron (leuprolide) last test 16 testesteron is that normal 4 my cond low testr. Psa 2.0?

Testosterone not my: Testosterone level is not my worry. A pt with a prostatectomy and hormone therapy should not have a psa of two. Should be almost undetectable unless a metastatic lesion is present. Follow up with ur urologist for repeat labs and further imaging studies. ...Read more

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When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read more

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I was on lupron (leuprolide) since june for endo. My last 3 mo shot was in sept. It has been over 3 mo. Can i try to conceive with my husband now?

I was on lupron (leuprolide) since june for endo. My last 3 mo shot was in sept. It has been over 3 mo. Can i try to conceive with my husband now?

Yes: Yes, as long as your doctor feels that you could try. Once your cycles return you could monitor ovulation with ovulation predictor kits and have intercourse with positive results. One thing to also consider is tubal status. Has endometriosis affected your tubes? Check with your doctor regarding this. ...Read more

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I am always nauseas due to my gastroparesis and starting lupron (leuprolide) tomorrow for endometriosis. How will this affect the nausea I have now?

I am always nauseas due to my gastroparesis and starting lupron (leuprolide) tomorrow for endometriosis. How will this affect the nausea I have now?

Gastroparesis can be: Treated with minimally invasive surgery to reduce and possibly eliminate the need for medicines such as reglan (metoclopramide). It's hard to know how or if the new medicine well affect your nausea. Laparoscopic pyloroplasty and lap gastric pacemaker are several options for treating gastroparesis. Reducing narcotics and certain other meds also help improve GI motility. ...Read more

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Had midfoot fusion surgery in june w/ complications. Should this be considered in my options of lupron (leuprolide) vs surgery for possible endometriosis.?

Had midfoot fusion surgery in june w/ complications. Should this be considered in my options of lupron (leuprolide) vs surgery for possible endometriosis.?

Your question makes-: -no sense. Lupron (leuprolide) is used 2 Rx endometriosis. What does a hind foot fusion have 2 do with the rest of your question? One is orthopedic & the other is GYNECOLOGY. I see no relationship between them. Please try again. ...Read more

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If my second opinion remains the same for the unknown solid septated mass on r ovary which option is best lupron (leuprolide) or surgery? Questions I should ask?

If my second opinion remains the same for the unknown solid septated mass on r ovary which option is best lupron (leuprolide) or surgery? Questions I should ask?

Ovarian mass: A solid 7 cm mass of the ovary needs to be evaluated surgically. If you have already had a surgical diagnosis of endometriosis, and the mass looks like an endometrioma, then trying Lupron (leuprolide) could be an option. If the mass does not resolve surgery should be performed. ...Read more

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