Leuprolide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Leuprolide?

(loo PROE lide)

• This medicine is used to treat endometriosis.

• This medicine is used to treat anemia caused by fibroids of the uterus.

• This medicine is used to treat prostate cancer.

• This medicine is used to delay puberty in children who are developing too early.

• This medicine is used to help you get pregnant.

• This medicine is used to treat breast cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Disease symptoms may worsen before improving.

• If you have mental illness, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work to prevent pregnancy. Use another form of birth control while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.

• Increased bone pain, blood in urine, and difficulty urinating. Usually resolved 1-2 weeks after treatment has started.

• Weakened bones with long-term use.

• Swelling.

• Headache.

• Feeling tired or weak.

• Nausea or...

 
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