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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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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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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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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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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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How to reduce hot flash side effect of lupron (leuprolide)?

How to reduce hot flash side effect of lupron (leuprolide)?

Consider neurontin (gabapentin): It was not specifically studied for hot flashes with lupron, (leuprolide) however, neurontin, in a study this year, worked as well as estrogen for hot flashes. Ssri antidepressants have been used for hot flashes but have never been shown to work as well as hormones. Neurontin has been used for some time with hot flashes but a head to head study showing it is as good as hormonal treatment is impressive. ...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?

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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What are the effects of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the effects  of depot lupron (leuprolide)?

Few: Low estrogen causes hot flashes, dry vagina, and osteoporosis (week bones). Local reaction at the injection site. Some of the effects of low estrogen can be minimized by estrogen add back therapy (taking very small amount of estrogen). ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)?  Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

Bone loss: Prolonged use can cause bone loss. It mimics a menopausal status, thus with lupron, (leuprolide) estrogen and Progesterone levels are lower than would be expected during the reproductive years. ...Read more

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How long does it take fo the effects of lupron (leuprolide) to wear off?

How long does it take fo the effects of lupron (leuprolide) to wear off?

Varies: There are three forms of lupron, (leuprolide) 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 (leuprolide) has worn off. ...Read more

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I was given Provera 2x a day (08/01 to 08/26) to stop bleeding eventhough I had Lupron shot last 06/26. Any bad effects of long term use of Provera?

I was given Provera 2x a day (08/01 to 08/26) to stop bleeding eventhough I had Lupron shot last 06/26. Any bad effects of long term use of Provera?

Provera: Provera can be used safely for various times depending on what problem is being addressed. Since you have been treated with Lupron and Provera it sounds like your issue may be fairly complex. Consider scheduling follow up with your Obgyn to clarify the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the time line for treatment ...Read more

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