leuprolide, (Lupron, Lupron Depot, Lupron Depot-Ped) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of leuprolide are aches and pain, fatigue, edema, headaches, hot flashes, chest pain, and irritation at the injection site. Leuprolide also may cause impotence, shrinking of the testes and breast enlargement in men (gynecomastia). Depression, rare cases of suicidal behavior, low blood pressure, convulsions, joint pain and muscle aches have been reported in post-marketing surveillance.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 8/17/2012

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