Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    Information about Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    Leuprolide / leuprorelin uses

    Leuprolide / Leuprorelin is used for prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and precocious puberty.
    It is also used to reduce the thickness of the endometrium of the uterus in preparation for surgery.

    How leuprolide / leuprorelin works

    Leuprolide / leuprorelin is a hormone similar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works by decreasing the levels of testosterone and estrogen.

    Common side effects of leuprolide / leuprorelin

    Decreased libido, Testicular atrophy, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Erectile dysfunction, Bone pain, Hot flashes, Injection site reaction

    Available Medicine for Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    • ₹4095 to ₹17850
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹172 to ₹3900
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    • ₹239 to ₹18700
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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    • ₹4200
      Lupin Ltd
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      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹177 to ₹3500
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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      LG Lifesciences
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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    Expert advice for Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    • Contact your doctor immediately, if you experience any allergic reactions.
    • Avoid taking leuprorelin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding.
    • Do not take leuprorelin, if you have urinary obstruction, spinal cord compression, history of pituitary gland tumors or osteoporosis.
    • Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic and being treated with leuprorelin as, there may be an increase in blood sugar levels.
    • The increase in testosterone that occurs during the first weeks of therapy can cause an increase in urinary symptoms or pain.

    Frequently asked questions for Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    Leuprolide / Leuprorelin

    Q. What is Leuprorelin used for?
    Leuprorelin is used in the treatment of advanced and/or metastatic prostate cancer. It is also used to treat central precocious puberty (condition causing children to enter puberty too soon resulting in faster than normal bone growth and development of sexual characteristics), endometriosis (a condition in which the endometrium lines the uterus grows excessively and causes pain, heavy or irregular [periods], and other symptoms), anemia (lower than normal red blood cells count) due to uterine fibroids (noncancerous growth in the uterus). Leuprorelin may be used for infertility, breast cancer and before intra-uterine surgery
    Q. What is leuprorelin acetate?
    Leuprorelin belongs to a class of medicines called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists
    Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ Benadryl (anti-cough preparation) with Lupron/leuprorelin?
    There are no known drug interactions of leuprorelin with ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ Benadryl.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)