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Lupron â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Lupron


®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:


· hot flashes or sudden sweating
· night sweats
· blurred vision
· nausea
· breast tenderness
· decrease in sexual desire or ability
· decrease in appetite
· itching, swelling, and redness at injection site
· numbness or tingling of the feet or lower legs
· constipation
· anxiety
· unstable mood


If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:


· vomiting
· rapid heartbeat
· chest pain
· breathing difficulties
· fever
· chills
· painful urination
· testicular or prostate pain
· pain in the legs or groin




*Lupron®is marketed by TAP Pharmaceuticals Products as a treatment for endometriosis. The active ingredient is leuprolide.


 

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.



Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD