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Somatuline Depot Medication
Long-actng injection: It is the delivery of a medication into a fat deposit by injection that slowly releases medication into the body over one to four weeks generally. It is often a psychiatric medication or a hormone. It an sometimes an important mode of delivery to effectively treat certain conditions under certain circumstances. Do not get the picture of an institutionalized person being forced to be medicated. ...Read more
Sort of: There is a medication in the US called "Daytrana", which is a patch that can be placed on your skin, and it lasts 10 hrs. There are no "depot shots" available however. This might be a good alternative if you do not want to take tablets, however. ...Read more
Adjustment: is the healthy and natural process one goes through after shock or big changes in life. Medication MAY play a part but there is no magic cure. Seeing a mental health professional can help smooth out the process. Let your logical side rule your thoughts at this point. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Do depot antipsychotics (prolixin (fluphenazine) injection) have any advantages over oral antipsychotics (oral prolixin) other than medication adherence ?
Ans: There are some antipsychotic med studies that show greater effectiveness of the long-acting injection med vs oral in severe psychiatric illness, eg, schizophrenia. Studies have also shown in severe psych. illness that relapse and overall hospital days are less with out-patient care utilizing long-acting antipsychotic med injections vs oral form dependent on patient reliability. ...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
My 7 year old daughter has been diagnosed with cpp and her doctor wants to start her on lupron (leuprolide) depot ped 7.5mg monthly. How safe is this medication?
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Med side effects: Depot injections usually last 4-6 weeks. Once the medication wears off, the side effects should as well. I would speak to your doctor about your concerns so that this suspected side effect can be monitored. ...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
Not much.: Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a >. ...Read more
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
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
Terrible: Hate the drug. It has bad side effects and very few indications in my opinion. If it's given for endometriosis or pain, there are other treatments. The most effective treatment of endo is surgical excision. This can cure the disease but there are few providers capable of this procedure. Recurrent pain after surgery needs to be addressed but Lupron (leuprolide) is not the answer. Ther are a few indication. ...Read more
Wife's getting proluton depot for a while & at injection site swelling and pain is normal. But this time its bad & not going away, we already used ice.
Local reaction: Check to see if it's the same manufacturer. Could be a local reaction to preservative. Other possibilities are infection due to the injection. If the redness spreads and the pain worsens, she should see her physician to have it appropriately diagnosed. ...Read more
I have been on the depot shot for almost a year now, what can I take to flush out the injection out of my system ? what should I do or eat to boost my fertility?
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
I had a b by in Feb and got on d depot Shot for 3 months and got back off and my shot was due may 12 and I hadn't saw a period yet?
How many days is too overdue for my depot provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection? Had last shot 5/12/13 and its now 10/3/14?...Help!
Way over due: Depo-provera should be injected every three (3) months to be effective. ...Read more
Does green coffee extract really work? I started taking some after gaining 10 lbs in one month after taking depot lupron (leuprolide)
Weight gain on Lupro: Unfortunately a commonly seen side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is weight gain (mimics menopause). I doubt that green coffee extract will help you lose weight, but it won't hurt. You have to increase your excersize daily, and reduce food intake while on the medication. It will take some time to lose weigh once you stop lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more