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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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Lupron (leuprolide) depot not helping. What are some alternatives?

Lupron (leuprolide) depot not helping. What are some alternatives?

Assume Pelvic Pain: ? Diagnosis endometriosis and pain. If Lupron (leuprolide) is not helping, the pain is either coming from very severe endo, or from another source. A common associated pain is from the inguinal region and is often associated with endo. Surgery to correct this relieves pain in more than 80%. There are other potential causes of pain that should be evaluated. Seek pelvic pain/endo specialist for more help. ...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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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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How severe do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

How severe do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Usually Mild: When I treat patients with Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) (for instance for endometriosis) I usual;y use add back therapy, this is a second medicine used to prevent the side effects from lupron (leuprolide). The addback usually reduces or gets rid of any hot flashes, any vaginal dryness, or any mood swings. So in this way I usually prevent side effects from ever occurring. ...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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Is it safe to be receiving lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 11 years?

Is it safe to be receiving lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 11 years?

Depo-Lupron: It is incredibly unusual for a doctor to recommend treatment with depo-lupron for 11 years. This medication is not considered a long-term treatment of any gynecological condition. It's normally used for 6-12 months at a time to control endometriosis, shrink fibroids ; a few other situations. The main concern is poor bone health. Although other complications are possible from early menopause. ...Read more

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When considering the use of lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 3 month injection for precious puberty, would you ever use that dose every 28 days instead? Why/why not

When considering the use of lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 3 month injection for precious puberty, would you ever use that dose every 28 days instead? Why/why not

Consult your doctor: For precocious puberty, the 11.25 mg Lupron (leuprolide) every 3 months is sufficient 90-95% of the time. If her breasts are getting bigger or she continues to grow too rapidly, your daughter's ped endo might consider giving the Lupron (leuprolide) every 2 months but it is usually not necessary to give it more often as it is designed to be released slowly enough to last 3 months ...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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After taking lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25, when should I expect to get periods?

3 months: Lupron (leuprolide) Depot 11.25 is usually a 3 month dose, so you'd not expect to have periods until it wears off. ...Read more

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I was on lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 6 months--when should I expect a period to return?

I was on lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 6 months--when should I expect a period to return?

Soon: Generally if you took a monthly shot, your period should return about 1-2 months after the last shot. However that is assuming your periods were regular to begin with and nothing in your body changed while on lupron (leuprolide). Otherwise your period should revert back to normal. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) depot not covered by ins. Pharmacy will not accept medication discount from drug company. Any lower cost alternatives for tx of endometriosis?

Endo: First off, I wouldn't give up so easily. Call the pharmaceutical company and ask for help obtaining your prescription from a different pharmacy. But if that fails, there are other less effective options: Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) continuous low dose birth control pills, and danocrine. And, I've seen people get pain relief from acupuncture! also an herbal supplement called "pine bark extract" may help. ...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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