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Leuprolide is a hormone medication that comes in the form of an injection. Healthcare providers prescribe it for a number of conditions, including prostate cancer, early puberty, and osteoporosis. Depending on the product being used, it may be given daily, monthly, or once every three to six months. Hot flashes, general body pain, and fatigue are some of the most common side effects.
- Subcutaneous injection (an injection just beneath the skin) that is given once a day (Lupron)
- Long-acting subcutaneous injection that is given every one, three, four, or six months (Eligard)
- Long-acting intramuscular injection (an injection into a muscle) that is given every one, three, or four months (Lupron Depot).