Lupride Injection (Leuprolide 1mg)
$35.00 – $99.00
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Prostate cancer, Endometriosis, Uterine fibroids
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1 mg in 0.5ml Ampoule
5 Injection/s, 10 Injection/s, 15 Injection/s
|Lupride Injection (Leuprolide 1mg)
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Lupride Injection is an anticancer medicine containing Leuprolide. This medicine is used in the treatment of prostate cancer (cancer that occurs in the prostate gland that produces sperm carrying fluid) in men. In women, this medicine treats uterine fibroids (abnormal growth in the uterus) and endometriosis (a condition characterized by abnormal growth of uterine tissue, severe pain, and irregular periods). It is also used to treat the early onset of puberty (the process of physical changes through which a child’s body matures into an adult body) in children.
Lupride Injection may cause some side effects like increased sweating, tiredness, muscular weakness, and hot flashes. Inform your if these side effects are bothering you or persisting for a longer period. Avoid using Lupride Injection if you are allergic to it.
Lupride Injection is given by a qualified medical practitioner in the hospital setting. The dose of medicine and the duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your health condition. It may take a few weeks to months to notice desired effects of this medicine.
Lupride Injection is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age as no sufficient information is available regarding its safety. Long-term use of Lupride Injection may result in bone weakness and a decrease in bone mineral density. Your doctor may advise you to take vitamin D and calcium supplements along with this medicine. Lupride Injection may stop your menstrual cycle for 7- 12 weeks. Consult your doctor if you have noticed any unusual side effects.
Lupride Injection is not recommended for use if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding. Inform your doctor of your complete medical history including other health conditions you have, before receiving this medicine.
Major & minor side effects for Lupride Injection
Nausea and vomiting
Chest pain or discomfort
Stopping of menstrual periods
Vaginal discharge and bleeding
Swelling of feet and lower legs
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Dryness, burning, or itching of the vagina
Increased hair growth
Uses of Lupride Injection
What is it prescribed for?
Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that produces sperm-carrying fluid in men. This is a serious condition characterized by symptoms like pain in the lower pelvic area, difficulty in urinating, weak urine flow, blood in the urine, painful ejaculation, etc. Lupride Injection slows or prevents the growth of these cancer cells by lowering testosterone levels in men (sex hormone in males). Thus, this medicine helps in relieving your symptoms.
Endometriosis is a condition characterized by abnormal growth of tissue that lines the uterus. Symptoms include irregular periods, pain and cramps in the lower abdomen, back pain, diarrhoea, etc. Lupride Injection works by slowing or preventing the abnormal growth of the uterus lining by lowering the level of estrogen (female sex hormone). This helps in relieving symptoms of endometriosis.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growth of cells that form into lumps in the uterus. Lupride Injection suppresses the function of the enzyme that causes fibroid growth. As a result, they shrink in size and stop growing further. It also decreases the level of estrogen (hormones that cause females to have periods) and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding.
Central precocious puberty (CPP)
Central precocious puberty (CPP) is a condition in which there is early onset of puberty (the process of physical changes through which a child’s body matures into an adult body) in children. Puberty usually begins from the age of 8-14 years. It is characterized by the early development of sexual characteristics and problems with bone growth. Lupride Injection helps in delaying the early onset of puberty by limiting the production of sex hormones (testosterone in boys and oestrogen in girls). This medicine should only be taken on your doctor’s recommendation.
When not to use?
Avoid receiving Lupride Injection if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Lupride Injection is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, because this medicine can harm your foetus.
Warnings for special population
Lupride Injection is not recommended to be used in pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant before taking this medicine.
Lupride Injection is not recommended to be used in breastfeeding as it is not known whether this medicine passes into the breastmilk or not. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding
Avoid taking Lupride Injection if you have a condition of undiagnosed vaginal bleeding as this medicine may worsen your condition.
Depression is a mental condition in which your mood is unstable. Inform your doctor if you have such a condition before receiving Lupride Injection as it may worsen your condition.
Bone mineral density
Lupride Injection can lower bone density, especially if taken over an extended period. While using this medication, notify your doctor if you experience any odd symptoms such as joint discomfort or tenderness.
QT interval prolongation
QT interval prolongation is an irregularity in your heart’s electrical activity. Lupride Injection lowers sex hormone levels, which might cause the ECG’s QT interval to lengthen. While taking this prescription, your doctor may recommend tests to monitor your heart’s function.
Driving or operating machines
Lupride Injection may cause dizziness, fatigue, or visual disturbances in some people. Avoid doing activities that require concentration, such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms after taking this medicine.
Birth control measures
Lupride Injection may reduce the effectiveness of birth control medicines. Use other birth control methods by consulting your doctor to prevent unwanted pregnancy while on treatment with this medicine.
Lupride Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional. Hence, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.
Lupride Injectionis administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional. Hence, the likelihood of an overdose is very low.
Lupride Injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer and endometriosis. The pediatric dose of this medicine is used in treating central precocious puberty.
Do not self administer this medicine. It should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the hospital setting.
Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to this medication. Inform your doctor about all your current medications and your medical conditions before taking Lupride Injection.
Lupride Injection may cause dizziness or blurred vision. Hence avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before receiving this medicine.