Were you looking for information about Lupron? Luprone is a common misspelling of Lupron.
By stopping production of sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone), Lupron® (leuprolide acetate) can help relieve the symptoms associated with advanced prostate cancer and can delay puberty that occurs too early in children (precocious puberty). It comes in the form of a liquid that is injected once daily just below the surface of the skin (subcutaneously).
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include weakness, hot flashes, and pain. You may not be able to use this drug, however, if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, or depression.
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