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Lupron Side Effects and Children

Many people do not experience side effects with Lupron® (leuprolide acetate). However, certain risks are associated with the use of this drug. If your child is undergoing treatment with this medicine, you may wonder what problems might occur.
Some of the most common side effects of Lupron in children include:
  • Skin reactions at the injection site
  • Excessive emotional reactions and frequent mood changes (mood lability)
  • General body pain
  • Headaches.
Some Lupron reactions are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These may include:
  • Puberty signs after two months of treatment in children, including vaginal bleeding or spotting in girls
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Numbness of an arm or leg.
(To learn more about the possible problems that might occur in children, click Lupron Side Effects. This article lists other adverse reactions, with information on which problems require medical attention.)
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