Leuprolide Acetate Clinical Pharmacology

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Posted by Francois ( on February 09, 2000 at 02:52:45:

In Reply to: I am currently on lupron... posted by Karla on February 08, 2000 at 16:10:33:

Here are the basics on Leuprolide Acetate from Clinical Pharmacology Online:

What does leuprolide injection do?
LEUPROLIDE (Lupron®) is like a natural hormone in the body called gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Regular injections of leuprolide interrupt the normal production of sex hormones, reducing testosterone levels. Prostate cancer responds to the removal of testosterone. Generic leuprolide injections are available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive leuprolide?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•pain or difficulty passing urine
•spinal cord injury
•an unusual or allergic reaction to leuprolide, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•trying to produce pregnancy

How should I use this medicine?
Leuprolide is for self-injection under the skin. Use exactly as directed by your prescriber or health care professional. Leuprolide comes with patient instructions. Read them carefully before beginning treatment. Use the syringes provided in the kit. Do not stop using except on your prescriber's advice, even if you feel better. You need an injection of leuprolide every day to keep feeling better.

What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If you forget until the next day, skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule. Do not use double or extra doses.

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