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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Leuprolide Acetate (Definition)

Leuprolide acetate is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Hot Flashes: By far, the most common side effect is hot flashes, because Lupron (leuprolide) causes a temporary menopause. Poor sleep resulting in emotional side effects or head ache are also common. A serious effect from long-term Lupron (leuprolide) is osteoporosis. Many of these side effects are reduced or eliminated with extra "add-back" hormones. Some women have no side effects at all. ...Read more

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Can Menopur injection postpone menses?

Can Menopur injection postpone menses?

Yes--delay it: Menopur recruits more follicles and stimulates them to grow. The more follicles you make, the higher your progesterone level will be. If you make a very large amount of progesterone, then you can delay your menses. You won't get your menses until your progesterone level falls below a threshold value. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses of lupron (leuprolide) depot injections?

What are the medical uses of lupron (leuprolide) depot injections?

Endometriosis ...: Depo-lupron monthly or 3-month injections are used for women with endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain, men with prostate cancer, and children with puberty too young. It may be used to shrink uterine fibroids before surgery. Depo-lupron is used in fertility treatment to prevent ovulation in frozen embryo transfer cycles & egg donor recipients, and can be used before ivf in women with endometriosis. ...Read more

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Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) disconnects the association of the brain with the ovaries or the brain to the testicles. This in turn suppresses fsh/lh levels. Subsequently lowering estrogen and testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Can lupron (leuprolide) stop menstruation one month after injection?

Can lupron (leuprolide) stop menstruation one month after injection?

Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) induces temporary menopause. It lasts about a month and then the ovaries start working normally again. Hormone levels will then slowly get back to normal. ...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 effects of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

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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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How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

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. Microdose Lupron (leuprolide) as used for ivf is generally very short acting, but the pharmacology is too complex to explain here. ...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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Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Is lupron 11.25 mg shot the same as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Definitely NOT: Lupron is the trade name of leuprolide, an antiandrogen medication used for a variety of ailments including prostate cancer. Depoprovera is the trade name of Medroxyprogesterone also used for a variety of things including prevention of pregnancy. Lupron comes in a depot form, Lupron depot which probably led to the question. ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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Can the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot produce joint pain?

Can the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot produce joint pain?

See family MD: You should go back and see the dr. That you received injections from. It may have nothing to do with the injection or that you are having some form of allergic reaction. See your family dr. Also. ...Read more

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

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

Side effects: Lupron (leuprolide) side effects are hot flashes and head aches. If taken for longer than 6 months some reversible bone loss can be found with bone scans. ...Read more

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Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

Are kenalog (triamcinolone) injections effective?

For what?: Kenalog (triamcinolone) injections are effective for a number of disorders. Which one did you have in mind? ...Read more

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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read more

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Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
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Lupron (Definition)

Lupron is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's ...Read more