No, Lupride is not a chemotherapy medicine. Lupride is a synthetic hormone analogue medicine which is used for the treatment of hormone-dependent conditions in men and women.
Q. Does Lupride stop periods?
Yes, the periods tend to stop while taking Lupride injections as this medicine alters the reproductive hormones in females. Sometimes, there can be vaginal bleeding in few cases. If this occurs, please contact your doctor to get yourself assessed and follow the direction of your doctor.
Q. Is Lupride a hormonal medicine and can it be given in pregnancy?
Yes, Lupride is a hormonal medicine which alters the reproductive hormones when given in females. This medication is not recommended for use in women who are or may become pregnant because this can harm the fetus in the womb. Using this medicine during pregnancy may also lead to abortion of the baby. Do inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant before starting this medication.
Q. Can taking Lupride affect my bones?
Yes, there are chances of Lupride affecting your bones. Using Lupride may cause a decrease in bone mineral density and make the bones weaker. In women, bone density should be assessed before starting the treatment. Special care and monitoring should be done in women with increased risk of osteoporosis. If at all needed, additional medicines may be given to prevent the development of osteoporosis in patients with decreased bone mineral density.
Q. Can Lupride cause diabetes or increased blood sugar?
Yes, Lupride may cause an increase in blood sugar levels, worsening the blood glucose control in patients with diabetes. It can even increase the risk of developing diabetes. Therefore, you must monitor the blood glucose and/or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) from time to time to keep a track of the glucose control and inform your doctor in case you develop any problem. Diabetic patients when prescribed this medication should monitor the sugar levels more frequently while taking this treatment.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.