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Lupron Depot 15 (3 month) Prefilled Syringe 30 mg/1.5 mL (LEUPROLIDE 3 MONTH PEDIATRIC - INJECTION)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • gender dysphoria
  • hormone imbalance
Instructions

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.

Always inspect the medicine before using.

The liquid should be milky in appearance.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

Gently swirl to mix the medicine. Do not shake.

Keep medicine at room temperature. Protect from light.

Inject the medicine immediately after mixing.

Never use any medicine that has expired.

Discard any unused, mixed medicine after 2 hours.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

Do not inject into skin that is red, swollen or itchy.

Change the location of the injection each time. Choose a location at least 1 inch from the last injection.

Do not rub or massage the area where the injection was given.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

This medicine may affect the strength of your bones. If you have or are at increased risk for osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), your doctor may recommend foods with calcium and vitamin D.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.

This medicine may reduce sperm count.

Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • breast pain or swelling
  • dizziness
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • pain in the joints
  • problems with sexual functions or desire
  • vaginal dryness or irritation

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bone pain
  • difficulty concentrating
  • confusion
  • fainting
  • mood changes
  • seizures
  • suicidal thoughts
  • excessive vaginal bleeding
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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