LUPRON 14 DAYS KIT, 5MG/ML, INJECTABLE
This medication is typically used for the treatment of prostate cancer. It may also be used in the treatment of hormone problems that cause early puberty, as well as for other uses. It requires a few weeks to take effect.
How to use this medication
This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously):
- clean the top of the vial with an alcohol swab;
- with a syringe, inject in the vial an amount of air equal to the dose to be withdrawn;
- withdraw the required dose with a syringe;
- clean the skin at the injection site using an alcohol swab;
- pinch the skin and inject the medication into the fold (wait several days before injecting the same site again).
- in men: it may temporarily increase bone pain;
- in women: it may stop menstruation or cause irregular bleeding, temporarily increase abdominal pain or increase male characteristics (e.g., increased hair growth, oily skin, deeper voice).
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may cause hot flashes;
- it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
- it could cause water retention and swelling;
- it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
- it may cause unusual tiredness;
- it may cause changes in body weight.
Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
Although the drugs you are taking are intended to help you, they can be harmful to those around you. Make sure that a professional who oversees your treatment has given you all the necessary precautions.
Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use a condom or another contraceptive method, except contraceptive that contains hormone (birth control pill, patch, etc.), during the treatment.
Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor.
A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.
Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
- if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
- if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
- all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.
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