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Leuprolide Acetate Injection

Available in the form of an injection, leuprolide acetate (Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®) is a type of hormone therapy used to treat a number of conditions, such as:
  • Advanced prostate cancer
  • Central precocious puberty (a condition in which puberty occurs too soon in children)
  • Endometriosis (a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in other areas of the body)
  • Uterine fibroids.
Leuprolide comes in different types of injections: a short-acting injection given just under the skin, a long-acting injection given just under the skin, and an injection given into a muscle. It comes in many different strengths as well. The form and strength your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the condition being treated, among other factors.
(To read the full eMedTV article, click Leuprolide. This Web page tells you what you need to know about receiving this injection, including how leuprolide acetate works and why it may not be suitable for everyone.)
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