Does Lupron cause itching?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
When do Lupron side effects begin?
Most of the time, this has happened within 2 weeks after the first dose. Call your doctor right away if you have a sudden headache, throwing up, passing out, mood changes, eye weakness, not able to move your eyes, or change in eyesight. This drug may cause weak bones. This may happen more often if used for a long time.
What should I expect after a Lupron injection?
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of LUPRON DEPOT, occurring in >10% of patients, include hot flashes/sweats, headache/migraine, decreased libido, depression/emotional lability, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, pain, vaginitis, and weight gain.
Can Lupron be absorbed through the skin?
Leuprolide acetate may be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Risk of fetal harm. May cause irritation to skin and eyes.
How long does it take for Lupron side effects to go away?
Your symptoms may get worse for a few weeks. Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse. It may take at least 3 months for your symptoms to get better.
How long does it take for Lupron to wear off?
When do the effects of Leuprolide acetate go away? The effects of Leuprolide acetate will decrease after you stop taking the medicine. If you’ve been getting Lupron® every 3 months, your period will usually return within 4 to 8 months after your last shot.
How long do hot flashes last after Lupron?
Flashes may be infrequent and mild or quite bothersome, sometimes occurring 6 to 10 times a day. Some people report anxiety, heart palpitations, or irritability along with the hot flashes. Men who develop flashes during temporary hormone therapy usually recover within three or four months of stopping treatment.
Is 20 units of Lupron a lot?
LUPRON INJECTION (leuprolide acetate) is indicated in the palliative treatment of advanced prostatic cancer. The recommended dose is 1 mg (0.2 mL or 20 unit mark) administered as a single daily subcutaneous injection.
How can I reduce the side effects of Lupron?
Initially, testosterone levels may rise the first weeks of treatment after Lupron Depot injection, causing a flare of side effects, such as pain or urinary symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe antiandrogen agents like bicalutamide (Casodex) or flutamide (Eulexin) to help reduce this flare.
Can I drink alcohol while on Lupron?
There are no known interactions between Lupron Depot and alcohol. However, if you drink alcohol regularly, you may have a higher risk for bone density loss. When used long term, Lupron Depot may also reduce your bone density if not taken with other treatments that can prevent this side effect.
What happens after stopping Lupron?
If Lupron treatment is stopped, testosterone levels can rise and your cancer may worsen. Do not discontinue Lupron Depot unless your doctor tells you to stop treatment. In men, testosterone is reduced to castrate concentrations with Lupron Depot treatment.
Are there withdrawal symptoms from Lupron?
There aren’t any known withdrawal symptoms after stopping Lupron Depot. But for some people, their condition may worsen if they stop using treatment. Don’t stop treatment with Lupron Depot unless you’re directed to do so by your doctor.