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Generic: leuprolide
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It is used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer
               



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What is this medicine?

LEUPROLIDE (loo PROE lide) is a man- made hormone. It is used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer. This medicine may also be used to treat children with early onset of puberty. It may be used for other hormonal conditions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • heart disease or previous heart attack
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • spinal cord metastasis
  • stroke
  • tobacco smoker
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to leuprolide, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin or into a muscle. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 8 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • chasteberry

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • herbal or dietary supplements, like black cohosh or DHEA
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • male hormones, like testosterone

               
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