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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Terrible: Lupron (leuprolide) causes reversible menopause. So as soon as the medicine takes effect the estrogen drops to zero same as complete menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, moods, memory issues and joint pain etc. Many dr.S use this for endometriosis but endo is a surgically treated disease. Lupron (leuprolide) only temporarily diminishes symptoms but makes people miserable. Excisional surgery is needed via laparoscopy! ...Read more

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Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Yes: If you are currently on lupron, (leuprolide) there are commonly side effects such as hot flashes. These can easily be treated with supplemental hormones. The most commonly used hormone is progesterone. Many physicians will start with norethindrone, 5mg per day. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) typically last?

How long do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) typically last?

1 or 3 months: Lupron (leuprolide) comes in 1 or 3 month doses (3.75 or 11.25 mg) and these injections usually cause menopause symptoms which i've seen as both mild or severe. It rarely continues beyond the treatment period & is a good way to pre-treat or reverse endometriosis or to shrink fibroid tumors prior to surgery. Discuss with your doc if your symptoms are severe or if you need estrogen to counter the severe effects. ...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 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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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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What are lupron (leuprolide) side effects with existing conditions?

What are lupron (leuprolide) side effects with existing conditions?

Unclear?: I'm not certain what you are asking, but side effects 'with' conditions would be the same as 'without' conditions: mainly hot flashes, vaginal dryness, eventual bone loss. ...Read more

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Help. Don't want to use lupron/depovera b4 fibroid surgery , coz of bad side effects it has & besides , it doesn't work for everyone.How can I shrink fi?

Shrinking: It is my opinion that it is not a good idea to try to shrink the fibroids before surgery unless they are up to your chest. Why? Because when you shrink them they become harder to remove. The surgery is harder and i think using these medications for the purpose is generally a bad idea. But that is just my opinion. I recommend you get other opinions in your area. ...Read more

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If i had my last lupron (leuprolide) injection on dec 19th, and i'm trying to conceive. Will the effects continue this month or harm a possible implantation ?

If i had my last lupron (leuprolide) injection on dec 19th, and i'm trying to conceive. Will the effects continue this month or harm a possible implantation ?

It's safe: Lupron (leuprolide) is often used as a part of the preparation for an in vitro fertilization cycle. The medication is given in different dosages depending upon the purpose for it. But regardless, if you are able to ovulate, and conceive, it should not interfere with implantation, especially this long since your last dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stage IV endo, pelvic adhesive disease and ors. Gyn wants lupron, (leuprolide) im scared of side effects. I have fibromyalgia and don't want more pain, ideas?

Stage IV endo, pelvic adhesive disease and ors. Gyn wants lupron, (leuprolide) im scared of side effects. I have fibromyalgia and don't  want more pain, ideas?

Ovarian remnant: Lupron (leuprolide) will suppress endometriosis and the ovarian remnant but yes the side effects can be difficult to live with. You can do add-back therapy to help reduce the side effects. The add-back used is a Progesterone but some will add estrogen too if side effects are severe. You could try the 1 month injection dose with add-back and see how you do. I assume you have already tried birth control pills. ...Read more

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What are side affects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are side affects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Menopausal effects: Lupron (leuprolide) injections are used for many reasons in gynecology, most commonly in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. Essentially, Lupron (leuprolide) 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 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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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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How long should you wait after the 3 month Lupron (leuprolide) injection to try to conceive?

How long should you wait after the 3 month Lupron (leuprolide) injection to try to conceive?

Depends: Why are you taking the Lupron (leuprolide)? is the underlying condition such that it is safe to proceed? You need to discuss this with your doctor who I suppose operated on you to diagnose the condition. In general, yes ,after 3 months passes you might start ovulating and it will be a chance to get pregnant ...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

Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
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Lupron (Definition)

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