Treating symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Leuprolide Implant is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. It works by decreasing levels of certain hormones produced by the testes and ovaries. It prevents the growth of certain tumors that need these hormones to grow.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Leuprolide Implant. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Leuprolide Implant. However, no specific interactions with Leuprolide Implant are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Leuprolide Implant may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Leuprolide Implant as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Leuprolide Implant.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Breast tenderness; burning, redness, itching, pain, or swelling around the implant; constipation; decreased sex drive; difficulty sleeping; headache; hot flashes/sweating; impotence; infection (fever, chills, sore throat); nausea or vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in urine; dizziness or lightheadedness; increase in bone pain; muscle weakness; paralysis; severe drowsiness; severe headache; shortness of breath; trouble urinating or inability to urinate; unusual or one-sided numbness or weakness; vision changes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Leuprolide Implant:
Store Leuprolide Implant at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Because the product does not contain a preservative, once mixed, the suspension should be discarded if not used immediately. Keep Leuprolide Implant out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Leuprolide Implant. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.