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Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Lucrin®, Eligard® Cancer-related

Leuprorelin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Leuprorelin cause?

  • Worsening of symptoms manifested by cancer-related pain, bone pain and muscle weakness (tumour flare)
  • Hot flushes may occur during the first few weeks of treatment
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Pain and redness at injection site
  • Reduced bone mineral density
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Decreased libido

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Allergic reaction e.g. rashes, swelling, breathing difficulty
  • Severe bone, muscle or joint pain
  • Unresolved nausea, vomiting and dizziness
  • Chest pain or breathing difficulty
  • Menstrual bleeding that still persists

Before taking Leuprorelin, what precautions must I follow?

​Women of childbearing age need to use reliable contraception during treatment.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Leuprorelin?

Leuprorelin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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