All forms of leuprolide (Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®) are approved for use in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Leuprolide comes in the form of an injection and, depending on the specific product your healthcare provider recommends, can be given once a day; once a month; or once every three months, four, or six months.
Your leuprolide injection may be given by your healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, or you can administer it yourself. If you are giving the injection to yourself, your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to do it. Make sure to ask questions if you are unsure about any of the steps.
(For more details, click What Is Leuprolide Used For?. This article takes a closer look at how leuprolide works to treat prostate cancer and lists some of the other uses for the drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Eligard [package insert]. Bridgewater, NJ: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC;2011 March.
Lupron Depot [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: Abbott Laboratories;2011 May.
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