Eligard (leuprolide) overstimulates the body’s own production of sure hormones, that causes that production to close upquickly. Leuprolide reduces the quantity of androgen in men or sex hormone in ladies.
Eligard is employed in men to treat the symptoms of adenocarcinoma. Eligard treats solely the symptoms ofadenocarcinoma and doesn’t treat the cancer itself.
Eligard may be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.
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Eligard, Lupron Depot, Lupron Depot-Ped
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Eligard: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
bone pain, loss of movement in any part of your body;
swelling, rapid weight gain;
pain, burning, stinging, bruising, or redness where the medication was injected;
vomiting, confusion, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, or slow breathing;
sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack;
painful or difficult urination;
increased thirst or urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin;
heart attack symptoms--chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating; or
signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance.
Rare but serious side effects may include:
pain or unusual sensations in your back, numbness, weakness, or tingly feeling in your legs or feet;
muscle weakness or loss of use, loss of bowel or bladder control; or
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common Eligard side effects may include:
mood changes, hot flashes, sweating, acne, rash, itching;
headache, joint pain, back pain, or general pain;
cold or flu symptoms, weakness, feeling tired, trouble breathing;
vaginal itching or discharge;
breakthrough bleeding in a female child during the first weeks of Eligard treatment;
swelling, bloating, weight gain, problems with urination;
decreased testicle size;
redness, burning, stinging, pain, swelling, or oozing where the shot was given.
Usual Adult Dose for Prostate Cancer: 7.5 mg depot IM or depot subcutaneously once a month or 22.5 mg depot IM once every 3 months or 30 mg depot IM once every 4 months or 45 mg subcutaneous injection every 6 months.