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A wide range of conditions, including uterine fibroids, prostate cancer, and precocious puberty, can be treated with leuprolide acetate depot. This medicine comes in the form of a powder that is mixed into a liquid and then injected intramuscularly. It works by slowing down or blocking the release of sex hormones in the body. Common side effects include injection site reactions and hot flashes.
What Is Leuprolide Acetate Depot?Leuprolide acetate depot (Lupron Depot®) is a long-acting prescription medication that contains a synthetic form of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH is a naturally occurring hormone that helps control the production of sex hormones in the body.
- Reduce symptoms of advanced prostate cancer
- Manage symptoms of endometriosis (a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus)
- Improve anemia before surgery for uterine fibroids (when used in combination with iron)
- Treat precocious (early) puberty in children.