Dosage and Length of Therapy
Lupron Depot is given as a single injection lasting 3 months (-3 Month 11.25 mg), or single monthly injections (3.75 mg) for up to 3 months prior to surgery along with iron therapy prescribed by your doctor.
The length of therapy your doctor recommends may be based on several factors, including:
- Your hemoglobin level
- Your hematocrit level
- The size of your fibroids
- Your symptoms
After beginning Lupron Depot, your estrogen
levels will increase for 1 or 2 weeks. During this
time, you may notice an
Sticking to Your Appointment Schedule
You’ll get Lupron Depot injections at your doctor’s office, so the dosage form selected will determine how many visits you’ll need to make. At those appointments, your doctor can monitor your progress and discuss your questions and concerns.
If you receive monthly injections, it is very important that you keep up with your Lupron Depot injection schedule. Sticking to the schedule is a key part of your therapy.
Use and Important Safety Information You Should Know About
Lupron Depot® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension)
LUPRON DEPOT® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) 3.75 mg for 1-month and 11.25 mg for 3-month administration with iron therapy are used before fibroid surgery to improve anemia due to vaginal bleeding from fibroids. Your doctor may consider a
Important Safety Information
Do not take LUPRON DEPOT if you are or may become pregnant, are breast-feeding, have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, or if you have experienced any type of allergic reaction to
Thinning of the bones may occur during therapy with LUPRON DEPOT, which may not be completely reversible in some patients. Since some conditions may increase the possibility of bone thinning, you should tell your doctor if you smoke, use alcohol in excess, have a family history of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones with fractures), or are taking other medications that can cause thinning of the bones.
After beginning LUPRON DEPOT, your estrogen levels will increase for
LUPRON DEPOT is not a method of birth control. Even though you may not have periods, unprotected intercourse could result in pregnancy. You should use non-hormonal birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm with contraceptive jelly, or a copper IUD to prevent pregnancy. If you think you have become pregnant while on
There is a possibility of the development or worsening of depression and/or the occurrence of forgetfulness. Patients who have a history of depression should be carefully observed during treatment.
Convulsions have been observed in patients taking leuprolide acetate.
The most common side effects of LUPRON DEPOT include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, headaches, changes in mood, decreased interest in sex, depression, and/or the occurrence of forgetfulness.
LUPRON DEPOT must be administered in your doctor’s office.
For more information, talk with your health care provider.