GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (GNRH) AGONIST
Lupron Depot is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain and reduce lesions caused by endometriosis. Lupron Depot may be referred to by its drug name, leuprolide acetate.
Lupron Depot is a synthetic hormone in a class known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Lupron Depot is believed to work by suppressing ovarian activity. Lupron Depot can inhibit ovulation and stop menstruation.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lupron Depot is given as an intramuscular injection at your doctor’s office.
Lupron Depot comes in the form of a prefilled syringe.
The FDA-approved label for Lupron Depot lists common side effects including general pain, hot flashes/sweats, gastrointestinal disorders, edema, respiratory disorder, urinary disorder.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lupron Depot include seizures, hyperglycemia and diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, heart rhythm disorders, and increased serum testosterone.
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Lupron.com — Abbvie