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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. During the first week, your symptoms may get worse, but then will improve as you continue your treatment. You may get hot flashes, increased bone pain, increased difficulty passing urine, or an aggravation of nerve symptoms. Discuss these effects with your doctor or health care professional, some of them may improve with continued use of this medicine.

Female patients may experience a menstrual cycle or spotting during the first 2 months of therapy with this medicine. If this continues, contact your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • depression or memory disorders
  • pain in your legs or groin
  • pain at site where injected
  • severe headache
  • swelling of the feet and legs
  • visual changes
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • breast swelling or tenderness
  • decrease in sex drive or performance
  • diarrhea
  • hot flashes
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle, joint, or bone pains
  • nausea
  • redness or irritation at site where injected
  • skin problems or acne

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Do not use if it is not clear or if there are particles present. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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