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- What is leuprolide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for leuprolide?
- Is leuprolide available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for leuprolide?
- What are the side effects of leuprolide?
- What is the dosage for leuprolide?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with leuprolide?
- Is leuprolide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about leuprolide?
What is the dosage for leuprolide?
Leuprolide is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Lupron Depot is injected into muscle (intramuscularly).
For prostate cancer, leuprolide can be given daily or Lupron Depot can be given monthly or at 3 to 4 month intervals. The daily dose of leuprolide is 1 mg. The 3.5 and 7.5 mg doses of Lupron Depot are injected monthly, the 11.25 and 22.5 mg doses every three months, the 30 mg dose every four months, and the 45 mg dose every 6 months.
For endometriosis, the recommended dose of Lupron Depot is 3.75 mg monthly or 11.5 mg every 3 months. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 months.
Which drugs or supplements interact with leuprolide?
No drug interaction studies have been done for leuprolide.
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