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Leuprolide (Lupron, Lupron Depot, Lupron Depot-Ped, Eligard) is a man-made hormone injection prescribed for the treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, and central precocious puberty. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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    • Endometriosis Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines,...learn more »
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      Endometriosis Article
      • Endometriosis definition and facts
      • What is endometriosis?
      • What are the stages of endometriosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms endometriosis?
      • What about endometriosis and cancer risk?
      • What causes endometriosis?
      • What about endometriosis and infertility?
      • Does diet affect endometriosis?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat endometriosis?
      • Is there a test to diagnose endometriosis?
      • What is the treatment for endometriosis?
      • What medications treat endometriosis?
      • What about surgery for endometriosis?
      • Who gets endometriosis?
      • Can endometriosis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a woman with endometriosis?
    • Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus and are usually round or semi-round in shape. The most common...learn more »
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      Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus) Article
      • Uterine fibroids facts
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What causes uterine fibroids and how common are they?
      • What are the symptomsof uterine fibroids?
      • Do untreated uterine fibroids pose a risk?
      • What are the usual ways of diagnosing uterine fibroids?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for fibroids
      • Medical treatment for fibroids
      • What are the risks of uterine fibroids during pregnancy?
    • Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. Risk factors include age, family history, ethnicity, and...learn more »
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      Prostate Cancer Article
      • Prostate cancer facts
      • What is prostate cancer?
      • What causes prostate cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?
      • What specialists treat prostate cancer?
      • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose prostate cancer?
      • Prostate cancer biopsy results
      • The accuracy of the PSA test
      • What are the stages of prostate cancer?
      • What are the treatment options for prostate cancer?
      • Observation and active surveillance
      • Surgery
      • Radiation therapy
      • Focal therapy
      • Cryotherapy
      • Hormonal therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Immunotherapy/vaccine therapy
      • Bone-targeted therapy
      • Bisphosphonates
      • Monoclonal antibody therapy
      • Radiopharmaceuticals
      • Metastatic-castrate resistant prostate cancer
      • Research techniques
      • Complementary and alternative care approaches
      • What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?
      • Is it possible to prevent prostate cancer?
    • Puberty The time when boys and girls begin the process of sexual maturation is called puberty. During this time, both sexes undergo a...learn more »
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      Puberty Article
      • Puberty facts
      • What is puberty?
      • When does puberty occur?
      • What determines when puberty begins?
      • What are the physical stages of puberty in girls and boys?
      • What other changes in the body occur during puberty in boys and girls?
      • What emotional changes occur in puberty in boys and girls?
      • What are the medical concerns associated with normal puberty?
      • What are medical conditions associated with early or late puberty?
    • Uterine Growths Benign uterine growths are tissue enlargements of the female womb (uterus). Three types of benign uterine growths are uterine...learn more »
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      Uterine Growths Article
      • What are uterine growths?
      • What are uterine fibroids?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids and what do they look like?
      • How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for uterine fibroids?
      • Surgery for uterine fibroids
      • What other medical treatments are available for uterine fibroids?
      • What is adenomyosis?
      • What are the symptoms of adenomyosis and what does it look like?
      • How is adenomyosis diagnosed?
      • How is adenomyosis treated?
      • What are uterine polyps?
      • What are the symptoms of uterine polyps and what do they look like?
      • How are uterine polyps diagnosed and treated?
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is considered a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMDD has also been referred to...learn more »
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      Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Article
      • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) facts
      • What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?
      • What causes PMDD?
      • What are the symptoms of PMDD?
      • When should I call a doctor about PMDD?
      • How is PMDD diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for PMDD?
      • What are the complications of PMDD?
      • Can PMDD be prevented?
      • What is the outlook for PMDD?

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Terms related to leuprolide:

  • Lupron
  • Lupron Depot
  • Lupron Depot-Ped