Taking Leuprolide during pregnancy, allergy warnings

Features questions and information about Leuprolide structure, pregnancy & Leuprolide allergy warnings. What should I ask before taking Leuprolide .




Certain brands or strengths of leuprolide are used to treat only men and should not be used in women or children. Always check your medication to make sure you have received the correct brand and strength prescribed by your doctor. Ask the pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine you receive at the pharmacy.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to leuprolide or similar medications such as buserelin (Suprefact, Suprecor), goserelin (Zoladex), histrelin (Supprelin), nafarelin (Synarel), or if you have:

  • abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been diagnosed by a doctor; or
  • if you are pregnant or breast-feeding

If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before using leuprolide, tell your doctor if you have:

  • a personal or family history of osteoporosis
  • risk factors for bone loss such as smoking, alcohol use, or taking steroid or seizure medications long term
  • epilepsy
  • asthma
  • migraines
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • a history of depression
  • bone cancer affecting your spine
  • blood in your urine; or
  • if you are unable to urinate

FDA pregnancy category X. This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use leuprolide if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.

Leuprolide usually causes women to stop ovulating or having menstrual periods. However, you may still be able to get pregnant. Use an effective barrier form of birth control (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide gel or inserts). Hormonal forms of contraception (such as birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings) may not be effective in preventing pregnancy while you are using leuprolide.

Because leuprolide is expected to cause your menstrual periods to stop, contact your doctor if your periods continue while you are being treated with this medication.

Do not breast-feed a baby while using leuprolide.

Long-term use of this medication may decrease bone density, possibly leading to osteoporosis. Talk with your doctor about your possible risk for osteoporosis. You may need to receive a bone scan if you ever need to be re-treated with leuprolide in the future.











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