The instructions for storing leuprolide acetate (Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®) will vary, depending on the form of the drug that is being used. For example, the long-acting subcutaneous injection (Eligard) should be stored in the refrigerator between 35.6°F and 46.4°F. The other forms of the medication should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and light.
(For more details on storing this medication, click Leuprolide. This full-length article gives an overview of how the drug works, what to expect during treatment, how to get the most out of each dosage, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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