Side Effects and Lupron Depot
Men: Lupron increases male hormone levels.
A few other side effects are possible with the Lupron Depot 30 formulation.
Women: Side effects that have been associated with the use of Lupron Depot include hot flashes and/or night sweats in more than 5% of women; and palpitations, syncope, and tachycardia in less than 5% of the women who participated in clinical trials. Other side effects include generalized pain, headaches, vaginitis, nausea/vomiting, fluid retention, weight gain, acne, hirsutism, joint pain, decreased libido, depression, dizziness, nervousness, and breast changes that include tenderness and pain, among others. There have been no deaths directly related to therapy with Lupron Depot.
Lupron is an effective and medically accepted treatment for endometriosis. Despite the fact that many women do experience side effects during treatment with Lupron Depot, women often consider these side effects to be a necessary price to pay for the relief of the severe pain and suffering of endometriosis.
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