Can Lupron cause sore breasts?
SIDE EFFECTS: Mild burning/pain/bruising at the injection site, hot flashes (flushing), increased sweating, night sweats, tiredness, headache, upset stomach, breast changes, acne, joint/muscle aches, trouble sleeping, reduced sexual interest, vaginal discomfort/dryness, vaginal bleeding, swelling of the ankles/feet.
When do side effects of Lupron go away?
Some side effects of leuprolide may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
When do side effects of Lupron start?
Rarely, a very serious problem with your pituitary gland (pituitary apoplexy) may occur, usually in the first hour to 2 weeks after the first injection.
Do you get your period on Lupron?
Two months after starting treatment with Lupron (leuprolide) Depot for endometriosis, most women (98%) will stop having periods. In studies, 2% of women reported light bleeding or spotting. Most women will resume their normal periods within 3 months after treatment with Lupron Depot has ended.
Can you get pregnant while on Lupron?
Can Lupron help me get pregnant? While Lupron may stop your period, it’s not a method of reliable birth control. Without protection, you may become pregnant on Lupron. To avoid drug interactions and potential pregnancy, use nonhormonal methods of birth control such as condoms, a diaphragm, or a copper IUD.
How long does Lupron stay in your system?
The effects of Leuprolide acetate will decrease after you stop taking the medicine. If you’ve been getting Lupron® every 3 months, your period will usually return within 4 to 8 months after your last shot. If you’ve been getting Lupron Depot® every month, your period will likely return 6–8 weeks after your last shot.
Does Lupron decrease estrogen?
Lupron works by reducing the overall levels of estrogen in the body. Estrogen is what causes the tissues inside the uterus to grow. When you first begin treatment with Lupron, the estrogen levels in your body increase for 1 or 2 weeks. Some women experience a worsening of their symptoms during this time.
How do you reverse the side effects of Lupron?
Initially, testosterone levels may rise the first weeks of treatment after Lupron Depot injection, causing a flare of side effects, such as pain or urinary symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe antiandrogen agents like bicalutamide (Casodex) or flutamide (Eulexin) to help reduce this flare.
How can I reduce the side effects of Lupron?
Do you ovulate on Lupron?
Ovulation cannot occur naturally while on Lupron because LH, which triggers ovulation, is suppressed. This prevents a premature surge of the LH before the retrieval, which could cause loss of the cycle. Once the eggs are mature, an injection of Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or LH is given to stimulate ovulation.
How long after Lupron trigger do you ovulate?
Ovulation generally happens about 36 to 40 hours after administering a trigger shot.
What happens when you go off Lupron?
If Lupron treatment is stopped, testosterone levels can rise and your cancer may worsen. Do not discontinue Lupron Depot unless your doctor tells you to stop treatment. In men, testosterone is reduced to castrate concentrations with Lupron Depot treatment.