Lupron Warnings and Precautions
Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot before using Lupron. Other precautions for safely using this medicine include warnings of potential drug interactions and allergic reactions. This drug can also cause complications, such as a decrease in bone density, high blood sugar levels, and problems with your pituitary gland.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Lupron® (leuprolide acetate) if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Heart disease
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of osteoporosis
- Alcohol use
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lupron and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Lupron and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.