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Lupron Injection

A healthcare provider may prescribe Lupron® (leuprolide acetate) to help relieve the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. It is also approved to treat central precocious puberty, which is a condition where a child starts puberty too early.
Available in the form of an injection, Lupron is administered just under the skin (subcutaneously) once a day. Make sure to pick a different injection site each day. Also, do not use the medicine if you notice any particles in the vial or if the liquid is discolored. Your dosage will depend on various factors, including the reason you are using this drug and how you respond to it.
Although most people tolerate Lupron well, side effects may occur and can include hot flashes, pain, and weakness. In most cases, reactions tend to be minor and easy to treat.
(For more information on this injection, click Lupron. This full-length article takes a closer look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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