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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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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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My husband has been on lupron (leuprolide) x 3 years how long can he take this drug?

My husband has been on lupron (leuprolide) x 3 years how long can he take this drug?

No time limit: It really depends upon its benefit to your husband. Men with metastatic disease can have long term benefit. ...Read more

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I read the drug Lupron (leuprolide) can be given to make young women grow taller. Will it also cause height to grow in adult women (over 35) if taken for IUIs?

I read the drug Lupron (leuprolide) can be given to make young women grow taller. Will it also cause height to grow in adult women (over 35) if taken for IUIs?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) is typically given to girls in cases of precocious puberty to prevent their growth plates from fusing too early, prolonging their period of growth. Once you are past the age of normal pubertal growth, Lupron (leuprolide) has no effect on height. ...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?

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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Can drugs in IVF make endometriosis worse? If yes, what is the solution to get pregnant and deal with endo? How can Depo-Provera lupron (leuprolide) help?

Can drugs in IVF make endometriosis worse? If yes, what is the solution to get pregnant and deal with endo? How can Depo-Provera lupron (leuprolide) help?

No: IVF treatment should not worsen endometriosis. IVF can often overcome the negative impact of endometriosis on fertility. Depo lupron (leuprolide) has not been found to improve fertility in women with endometriosis. It is however useful to control symptoms. ...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?

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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