In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For Lupron Depot, the following should be considered:
Allergies—Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Lupron Depot, buserelin, gonadorelin, histrelin, nafarelin, or to benzyl alcohol, a preservative present in some of the Lupron Depot products.
Pregnancy—Tell your doctor if you intend to have children.
Breast-feeding—It is not known whether Lupron Depot passes into breast milk. However, use of Lupron Depot is not recommended during breast-feeding because it may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies.
Children—Lupron Depot will stop having an effect on a child treated for central precocious puberty soon after the child stops using it, and puberty will advance normally. It is not known if using Lupron Depot around the time of puberty causes changes in boys' and girls' future abilities to have babies. Their chances of having children later are thought to be normal. It is especially important that you discuss with the child's doctor the good that this medicine may do as well as the risks of using it.
Older adults—Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of Lupron Depot in the elderly to use in other age groups, it is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines—Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
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