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Doctor insights on: Leuprolide Acetate Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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

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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 is the definition or description of: Lupron (leuprolide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lupron (leuprolide) allergy?

Lupron is a: Synthetic hormone used to treat several medical conditions in men and women. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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Complcations with long use of lupron (leuprolide)?

Complcations with long use of lupron (leuprolide)?

Yes: Long term use of Lupron can weaken the bone. Anyone on long term Lupron should be on add back therapy to prevent bone loss as well as calcium and vitamin d. Long term Lupron can also predispose to heart disease and so estrogen add back should be considered to prevent this risk. ...Read more

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What should happen when my last dose of lupron (leuprolide) wears off?

What should happen when my last dose of lupron (leuprolide) wears off?

After Lupron (leuprolide): A 3.75 lupron (leuprolide) depot dose well generally take a while to wear off. After 4 weeks, the dose should be gone and your would start growing a follicle for the next cycle, if you have regular cycles. Expect a subsequent period about 6-8 weeks after the last injection. The hot flashes usually subside about 4-6 weeks after the last injection. The more doses you have receive, the longer it may take. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken lupron (leuprolide) shots for adenomyosis?

Has anyone ever taken lupron (leuprolide) shots for adenomyosis?

Maybe: Lupron (leuprolide) is typically used to treat endometriosis and to shrink fibroids before surgery. It would likely temporarily relieve the symptoms of adenomyosis, but would not cure it. Hysterectomy is the most common treatment option if no more pregnancies are desired. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Not aware of any: Generally, stopping Lupron (leuprolide) just allows the whole hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to start getting back to normal, with gradual increases in both testosterone and estrogen as the Lupron (leuprolide) wears off. In some people who have been on multiple courses of lupron, (leuprolide) or have been on it for a long time, there may not be recovery, and the low testosterone and estrogen may be permanent. ...Read more

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How does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

How does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

In the brain: Receptors in the brain get saturated to a that point the pulses of gnrh cannot stimulate the ovarian production of estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 mg?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 mg?

Low estrogen: They're typically those that are related to low estrogen. These are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, difficulty with memory, sleep disturbances, and bone demineralization. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) is causing suicidal and homicidal thoughts. What should I do?

Lupron (leuprolide) is causing suicidal and homicidal thoughts. What should I do?

Call crisis center: You need to call your doctor immediately and discuss this issue. If your dr. Does not call you back immediately, than call the nearest emergency room or 911 and ask them for a crisis number/hotline where you can discuss your feelings with a trained professional. If you have suicidal/homicidal thoughts with an action plan, call 911 as you may need emergent treatment for your ; others safety. ...Read more

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What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

Minimal, if: Minimal risks if used appropriately for the right reasons, and for a limited period of time. A few symptoms, but no significant risks. It is not appropriate to treat a solid/septate ovarian mass with Lupron (leuprolide) without a firm diagnosis though. ...Read more

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Is it okay to try lupron (leuprolide) depot shot can we try for having kids?

Is it okay to try lupron (leuprolide) depot shot can we try for having kids?

Yes, not together: It's safe to use Lupron (leuprolide) depot for limited treatments and it's okay to try having kids before or after, you just can't do the two at the same time. ...Read more

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63 yrs had prostatectomy @ 55 on lupron (leuprolide) would caverject help me?

63 yrs had prostatectomy @ 55 on lupron (leuprolide) would caverject help me?

Possibly: Erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer surgery is due to multiple factors including damage to nerves, blood vessel dysfunction, etc. Ed can be worsened if hormone ablation is required for recurrent disease also leading to low libido. If you have failed oral therapy, vacuum device, then intracavernosal injection therapy (caverject) may help. See your urologist to discuss further. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Surgery: Removal of endometriosis is an excellent complement to any medical treatment. Aromatase inhibitors and continuous oral contraceptives are also effective in dealing with the symptoms of this disease. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Absolutely: Endometriosis requires an individual treatment approach. There are multiple different treatment options (birth control pills, progesterone, aygestin, (norethindrone) lupron, neurontin, etc) as well as different surgical options. And treatment is long term and must be adjusted periodically ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream and vitex help me start my af? 3+ mo since last lupron (leuprolide) shot. Want af to come. My husband and I are ttc.

Will progesterone cream and vitex help me start my af? 3+ mo since last lupron (leuprolide) shot. Want af to come. My husband and I are ttc.

Progesterone cream: If you're not getting a period you're not ovulating (releasing an egg). Progesterone may induce bleeding if you take it then stop it but it won't make you ovulate or help you to get pregnant. See a rei specialist to find out why your period is not back (pcos, other conditions) and to help you get pregnant - you may need fertility tablets like Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole to help you to ovulate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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21 endometriosis for two years, tried lupron, (leuprolide)depo n such, endo attaching to my pelvic wall... help!! Sick every day surgery every 6 months?

21 endometriosis for two years, tried lupron, (leuprolide)depo n such, endo attaching to my pelvic wall... help!! Sick every day surgery every 6 months?

Avoid surgery: 20's female complains of daily pain & surgery every 6 months for endometriosis. Cause of endo is not firmly established. Is common development of adhesions after abdominal & pelvic procedures involved in progressive intestinal dysfunctions & symptoms incorrectly ascribed to so-called "endometrial implants"? Adhesions beget intestinal blockages & spasms; with pain, gas, diarrhea, & constipation. ...Read more

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Been off 3mo lupron (leuprolide) for 3+ mo. Okay to use progesterone cream w/ vitex to help kickstart my af? Or one or the other? My husband & I are ttc.

Been off 3mo lupron (leuprolide) for 3+ mo. Okay to use progesterone cream w/ vitex to help kickstart my af? Or one or the other? My husband & I are ttc.

Not good option: After Lupron (leuprolide) for three months, and Progesterone is not good option to start your period. It is because you are not ovulating during these period, you need combination both estrogen and progeserone to bring your first period. The better choice is ocp. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi, I have been on two shots of lupron (leuprolide) dec 2012 and march 2013 for fibroid surgery. Had surgery done in may. Still no period. I am very concerned.?

Hi, I have been on two shots of lupron (leuprolide) dec 2012 and march 2013 for fibroid surgery. Had surgery done in may. Still no period. I am very concerned.?

Six months: It has been six months since your Lupron (leuprolide) injection. The effects are no longer in your system. Your doctor will need to see you for an exam and hormonal testing to determine what is causing a lack of periods. Elevated prolactin, annovulation, thyroid disease, weight gain and pregnancy are a few of the common causes. ...Read more

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Was on lupron (leuprolide) for 10 months for endo. It's 9 months later and no period, and have hot flashes still. My doc says can take up to a year, is that true?

Was on lupron (leuprolide) for 10 months for endo. It's 9 months later and no period, and have hot flashes still. My doc says can take up to a year, is that true?

Doubtful: If your last Lupron (leuprolide) dose was nine months ago and if it was the Depo-Provera form, that would last only approximately for three months. Ovulation should have resume within 4 to 8 weeks afterwards. An evaluation needs to be performed to see whether if your ovarian supply is compromised or you're not ovulating due to another cause. ...Read more

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Having bad side effect from Lupron (leuprolide) Depot shot & add back medicine. Really bad frequent urination that painful what do you do to cure the side effect?

Having bad side effect from Lupron (leuprolide) Depot shot & add back medicine. Really bad frequent urination that painful what do you do to cure the side effect?

Check for infection: Make sure you don’t have a bladder infection. Check a urinalysis at your doctor’s office. Also consider interstitial cystitis as another diagnosis along with endometriosis. You may consider bladder analgesics such as pyridium (phenazopyridine) or Uribel. ...Read more

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Off 3 mo. Lupron (leuprolide) for endo- been over 3 mo since last shot-- is it ok to use progestrone cream w/ vitex? Or one or the other? I want my af to come. Ttc

Off 3 mo. Lupron (leuprolide) for endo- been over 3 mo since last shot-- is it ok to use progestrone cream w/ vitex? Or one or the other? I want my af to come. Ttc

Not uncommon: Lupron (leuprolide) works initially by causing your pituitary gland to release fsh and lh. This explains why it is used in certain ivf protocols. In patients taking Lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis patients can sometimes experience some worsening of their symptoms initially and then improvement after a couple of weeks. A 15 mm cyst is relatively small...Usually the follicle (cyst that contains an egg) reaches 20 mm. ...Read more

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Am faced w/ choices of lupron (leuprolide) or surgery for endometriosis. Unable to tolorate hormone contraceptives and have gilberts syndrome. Which option is best?

Am faced w/ choices of lupron (leuprolide) or surgery for endometriosis. Unable to tolorate hormone contraceptives and have gilberts syndrome. Which option is best?

Choices: Only a doctor who met and examined you can answer this. But, I recommend surgery for patients who are good candidates. Surgery is the only way to make a firm diagnosis, results are generally excellent, and though recurrences happen, they often don't. Lupron (leuprolide) can defintiely help with pain, but: no diagnosis, no fix, expensive, symptoms, and pain comes back when you discontinue. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to help bring on my period? I've been off lupron (leuprolide) for 3 mo- I'm tired of waiting & currently having period symptoms- no af

Is there anything I can take to help bring on my period? I've been off lupron (leuprolide) for 3 mo- I'm tired of waiting & currently having period symptoms- no af

Soon: You should expect your cycle soon. Check a pregnancy test as pregnancy is one of the common causes of a missed period. Also seek care with your gynecologist to look into why the cycle is delayed. ...Read more

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Started period on 8/7. Received 2nd lupron (leuprolide) shot for 5cm submucousal fibroid 8/22. Still have my period with many large clots & pain. Must I be alarmed?

Started period on 8/7. Received 2nd lupron (leuprolide) shot for 5cm submucousal fibroid 8/22. Still have my period with many large clots & pain. Must I be alarmed?

Not usually: You may have a degenerating fibroid from the lupron (leuprolide) or breakthrough bleeding from low estrogen induced by the lupron (leuprolide).
do a home pregnancy test. if negative, good.
if positive, see your doctor.
at any rate if you are bleeding heavily you should be seen and have a blood count and an ultrasound.
if you feel lightheaded when sitting up, then go to the ER or a walk-in asap you may be anemic. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be diagnosis solely based off 2 us w/ ruptured large septated solid mass on r ovary and 1 exam? Only options given = lupron (leuprolide) or surgery.

Can endometriosis be diagnosis solely based off 2 us w/ ruptured large septated solid mass on r ovary and 1 exam? Only options given = lupron (leuprolide) or surgery.

Endometriosis: Usually, endometriosis is diagnosed by pathology from a surgical biopsy. However, sometimes ultrasound findings may suggest an endometrioma which may be endometriosis which forms a cyst on the ovary. Many clinical decisions may be based on your symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Dx w/ endometriosis. Tried multiple bc pills before this diagnosis for ovarian cysts and made bleeding & pain much worse. Will lupron (leuprolide) be similar? Wary of lup

Different: Lupron (leuprolide) gives you a (temporary) chemical menopause, thus no period. By not stimulating the ovaries the symptoms of endometriosis might improve. Bcp are also commonly used, also put the ovaries "at rest", but different mechanism. ...Read more

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I've been on lupron (leuprolide) for 6 months and every time I have unprotected sex I have heavy bleeding and cramps for a couple of days, is this normal? This only happens when it's unprotectedly.

I've been on lupron (leuprolide) for 6 months and every time I have unprotected sex I have heavy bleeding and cramps for a couple of days, is this normal? This only happens when it's unprotectedly.

Rough sex: Not so gentle intercourse in a hypoestrogenic state will certainly cause the problem you have. Lupron (leuprolide) is an anti-estrogen and can cause the vaginal mucosa (lining) to be very thin and not able to handle vigorous intercourse. Local add back estrogen vaginal cream can help as well as a caring, loving, gentle partner. ...Read more

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