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leuprolide monthly pediatric - injection, Lupron Depot-Ped

GENERIC NAME: LEUPROLIDE MONTHLY PEDIATRIC - INJECTION (LEW-pro-lide)

BRAND NAME(S): Lupron Depot-Ped

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USES: Leuprolide is used to stop early puberty (precocious puberty) in children. It helps to delay sexual development (e.g., growth of the breasts/testicles) and the start of menstrual periods. It also helps slow down the rate of early bone growth so that the chances for reaching normal adult height are increased. Leuprolide works by decreasing the amount of sex hormones that a child's body makes (estrogen in girls, testosterone in boys).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.Other leuprolide products may also be used to treat prostate cancer in men and disorders of the uterus (e.g., endometriosis, fibroids) in women.




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