Leuprolide Depot

Leuprolide depot (Lupron Depot®) is a prescription hormone medication approved to treat the following conditions:
  • Advanced prostate cancer
  • Endometriosis (a condition in which endometrial tissue grows in other areas of the body)
  • Uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors in the uterus)
  • Central precocious puberty (puberty that occurs too soon) in children.
This medicine comes in powder form, is mixed into a liquid, and is given via an intramuscular injection. In general, people receive an injection every one to four months; however, the exact dose will depend on various factors, such as the condition being treated and a person's response to the drug.
(Click Leuprolide Acetate Depot to learn more about this medication, including how it works, important information for your doctor, and possible side effects.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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