Description and Brand Names
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
US Brand Name
- Lupron Depot
- Lupron Depot-Ped
Leuprolide injection is a synthetic (man-made) hormone that is similar to a natural hormone that is produced in the brain. It is used to treat a number of medical problems including:
Anemia caused by bleeding from uterine leiomyomas (fibroid tumors in the uterus), or
Cancer of the prostate that is advanced or late-stage, or
Central precocious puberty, a condition which causes early puberty in boys (before 9 years of age) and girls (before 8 years of age), or
Pain due to endometriosis.
Lupron Depot® 11.25 mg is used in combination with norethindrone acetate to initially relieve and manage the reoccurrence of the painful symptoms of endometriosis. It is also used together with iron to treat bleeding in women with anemia caused by uterine leiomyomas before a surgical procedure. It is given in women who need 3 months of hormonal suppression.
When given regularly to men, leuprolide decreases testosterone levels. Reducing the amount of testosterone in the body helps treat cancer of the prostate.
When given regularly to women, leuprolide decreases estrogen levels. Reducing the amount of estrogen in the body helps treat endometriosis. Leuprolide will also shrink tumors in the uterus, which decreases vaginal bleeding and helps prevent anemia.
When given regularly to boys and girls who have early puberty, leuprolide slows the development of the genital area for both sexes. Leuprolide will also slow breast development in girls. This medicine will delay puberty only as long as the child continues to receive it.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Powder for Suspension, 4 Month
- Powder for Suspension, 6 Month
- Powder for Suspension, 1 Month
- Powder for Suspension, 3 Month