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Product name : Luprodex(Depot)
GenericName : Leuprolide Acetate Injection 22.5 mg
Manufacturer :Bharat Serums And Vaccines Limited
Luprodex 22.5Mg Injection, also knownas leuprolide, is a manufactured version of a hormone calledgonadotropin-releasing hormone. It is primarily used to treathormone-based tumors like in advancedprostate cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, certain kinds of leukaemia, uterinefibroids, and endometriosis. Apart from these, it is also used to treat earlyonset of puberty. It is administered through injection into a muscle or underthe skin. Prolonged usage leads to substantial decline of testosterone in maleand decrease in estradiol in females.
In some cases, Luprodex 22.5MgInjection may be harmful if inhaled, can cause allergic skin reactions,asthma-like symptoms and breathing difficulties. Pregnant women should avoidusing this drug as it can harm the unborn child. Other common side effects ofLuprodex 22.5Mg Injection include hot flashes, mood swings, difficulty in sleeping, headaches, pain at the site of injection, night sweats, stomachupset, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, acne, swollen breasts or tenderbreasts, high blood sugar and problems withthe pituitary gland. It is also used to avoid premature ovulation in in-vitrofertilisation processes. This drug is also used to delay puberty in transgenderboys and girls until they are old enough to start hormone-replacement therapy.It has also been use on an experimental basis to reduce sexual urges inpaedophiles and other kinds of paraphilias.
Uses of Luprodex Injection
Luprodex22.5 mg Injection is used for prostatecancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and precocious puberty.It is also used to reduce the thickness of the endometrium of the uterus inpreparation for surgery.
Luprodex Injection side effects
SideEffects of Luprodex are Decreased libido, Testicular atrophy, Increasedsweating, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Erectile dysfunction, Bone pain, Hotflashes, Injection site reaction.
How to use Luprodex Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you thismedicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Luprodex Injection works
Luprodex 22.5 mg Injection is a hormonesimilar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works bydecreasing the levels of testosterone and estrogen.