Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate)
What is Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate) used for?
Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate) is used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer. It is also commonly used to treat disorders of the uterus in women, such as endometriosis. This drug may help to reduce the pain and bloating caused by this condition, as well as shrinking the abnormal tissue responsible for these symptoms. Apart from the above mentioned uses, this drug may also be used to treat fibroids in women and to prevent precocious (early) puberty in children.
How should I use Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate)?
Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate) is injected intramuscularly by a physician or other health care professional. The injection may be administered once per month. However, the frequency of injection depends on the condition being treated. Your physician will set an appointment for you each time the injection is required. It is essential to attend all medical appointments with your physician so that the drug can be administered. Patients should not self inject this drug, as they may lack the medical knowledge required to do so.
What are the side effects of Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate)?
Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate) may cause some side effects, such as:
You should immediately consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as changes in behavior, fractured bones, severe headaches, changes in vision, persistent vomiting or fainting.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lupride Injection (Leuprolide Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication can cause birth defects, and should never be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should use effective contraception while undergoing treatment with this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.