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Menopausal effects: Lupron injections are used for many reasons in gynecology, most commonly in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. Essentially, Lupron 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormone inhibitor: Lupron (aka leuprolide) inhibits the production of testosterone and estrogen from the testes and ovaries, respectively. It is used in the treatment of a number of things including endometriosis, prostate and breast cancer and inappropriately early puberty in kiddos, each of which is made worse by excessive testosterone or estrogen secretion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No time limit: It really depends upon its benefit to your husband. Men with metastatic disease can have long term benefit. ...Read more
Varies: There are three forms of lupron, one is a subcutaneous injection daily which will wear off very quickly. The second type is a depot form which last for approximately 30 days in the body, and lastly there is a 90 day form. A woman will usually ovulate 2 to 4 weeks after the effects of the Lupron has worn off. ...Read more
Depends/ indications: I agree with the prior answer in context, but want to weigh in on other uses. Studies show Lupron in the depot form is effective at shrinking fibroid volume by about 1/3 in 3 months. This gives a proven statistically lower blood loss in women preparing for surgical myomectomy. Also Lupron in the non-depot form is safe, effective and routinely used in stimulations for ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After Lupron: A 3.75 lupron 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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