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What does lupron (leuprolide) do?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Prevent cancer

It is a gonadotropine (lh) release hormone antagonist.
Lowers the amount of hormone LH that estimulates the production of androgens. It is used in males for prostatic cancer and in females for other reasons.

In brief: Prevent cancer

It is a gonadotropine (lh) release hormone antagonist.
Lowers the amount of hormone LH that estimulates the production of androgens. It is used in males for prostatic cancer and in females for other reasons.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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