GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (GNRH) AGONIST
Lupron Depot is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat women with fibroids and endometriosis. Lupron Depot may be referred to by its drug name, Leuprolide acetate for depot suspension. In cases of infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Lupron may be used as part of a fertility treatment regimen.
Lupron Depot is a synthetic hormone in a class known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Lupron Depot is believed to work by suppressing ovarian activity. Lupron Depot can inhibit ovulation and stop menstruation.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lupron Depot is given as an intramuscular injection at your doctor’s office.
Lupron Depot comes in prefilled syringes.
The FDA-approved label for Lupron Depot lists common side effects including headaches, muscle pain, and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido, and vaginal dryness.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lupron Depot include blood clots, vision problems, anaphylactic reactions, convulsions, and loss of bone mineral density.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lupron.com – Abbvie
Medications Used Commonly in Fertility Treatments. – California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
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