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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

Few days: Even though half life of Lupron (leuprolide) is only 3 to 4 hrs plasama levels will remain high for few more days ( missing one dose is not a big problem ). ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

When should lupron (leuprolide) be used to treat ovarian cysts? I have a functional & complex - keep growing and bc not stopping new cysts

It kind of: Depends on your symptoms. Are you in pain? Are the cysts large? Do you have endometriosis or pain? The medicine is not a cake walk in that it is expensive and will places into menopause with all the drawbacks. It may not resolve the cysts either. I am suprised they enlarge on the ocp. How long have u been on them? ...Read more

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Skin is breaking out really badly ever since i had a surgery and this is my second injection of the lupron (leuprolide) shot. What can I do to stop the breakouts?

Skin is breaking out really badly ever since i had a surgery and this is my second injection of the lupron (leuprolide) shot. What can I do to stop the breakouts?

Medical Treatment: Breakouts should be treated by dermatology. You may start with over-the-counter topical cleasner (benzoyl peroxide 5%) but you will eventually need prescription medications such as tretinoin cream, topical and oral antibiotics. Your dermatologist will determine the appropriate combination of medications. ...Read more

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Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.

Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.

Slightly Possible: The vast majority of Lupron (leuprolide) users have no reported decrease in seminal fluid. Those that do report a decrease were mostly >60 yrs old. ...Read more

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What does lupron (leuprolide) do?

What does lupron (leuprolide) do?

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 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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How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

Depends: Leuprolide acetate is available in two long-acting formulations as Lupron (leuprolide) depot. It is available in a 1-month and a 3-month version. Microdose Lupron (leuprolide) as used for ivf is generally very short acting, but the pharmacology is too complex to explain here. ...Read more

Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
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