Precautions

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It is very important that you return to your doctor’s office at the right time for your leuprolide injections. Be sure to keep all appointments.

You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control (eg, diaphragm with spermicide, condoms with spermicide, IUD) to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while you are using this medicine.

This medicine can cause your bone mineral density to decrease, which may lead to osteoporosis or weakened bones. Talk with your doctor about how this risk will affect you.

Call your doctor right away if you have sudden loss of vision, double vision, bulging eyes, or a migraine headache.

Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol on a regular basis, or if you smoke or use tobacco products.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.