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Lupron Leuprolide Depot
Lupron for what?: Need more information. For what problem are you on Lupron? What symptoms are you having that are not going away on Lupron. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
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
I ask about using lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 3 month dose yesterday. To be more specific, would u ever use that dose every 28 days on a chlid? Why or why not
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
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
Never say never: But that would be incredibly rare. Good wishes. ...Read more
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
REALLY unusual: I doubt it, it would be truly unusual. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: No interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have taken three series of lupron (leuprolide) depot. I have pain in my hip that radiates up to my side. What can I do about the pain?
Exam: Get examined. This is not a usual side effect. ...Read more
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
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
I have been on the 3 month lupron (leuprolide) depot injection but still having multiple periods. Does this mean I have been ovulating through the shot?
Possibly: Some women will ovulate through lupron (leuprolide). Since you are still getting periods, you should discuss increasing the dose with your doctor. ...Read more
Very common: Especially with first dose. Discuss with your obgyn. ...Read more
Medications: Lupron causes bone loss by markedly decreasing testosterone and estrogen production in the body. Estrogen loss seems to be more important for this effect. A variety of drugs including alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid and Denosumab can prevent bone loss. Normal vitamin d and calcium intake are to be continued. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to begin altering a woman's menstrual cycle?
Different for All: In general, Lupron (leuprolide) will stop menstruations but exactly when it takes effect is a bit debatable and likely different for all women. In general the effect is seen after 2 weeks (following an initial hormonal surge). ...Read more
Can someone explain how lupron (leuprolide) depot injections can help in the treatment of premenstraul dysphoric disotder?
Supression of ovarie: It causes suppression of ovaries and ovulation.It is caused by reduction of lh (leutenising hormone)and fsh (follicle stimulating hormone) both produced by the pituatary gland. And that causes reduction in estrogen level and thereby suppressing ovaries and ovulation. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more