Eligard

Active Ingredient(s): Leuprolide
FDA Approved: * January 23, 2002
Pharm Company: * QLT USA
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Eligard Overview

Leuprorelin, also known as leuprolide, is a manufactured version of a hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty.[1][2] It is given by injection into a muscle or under the skin.[1] Common side effects include hot flashes, unstable mood, trouble sleeping, headaches, and pain at the site of injection.[1] Other side effects may include high blood sugar, allergic reactions...

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Eligard long term use

following exterrnal beam radiation, and seed implant, how long can or should a patient continue the eligard injections? are there benefits for continued use? I am currently receiving a 45 mg dose, every 6 months. ## It has been shown that continued therapeutic doses will continue to inhibit the gonadatropin secretion. Learn more Leuprolide details here. As to how long you need to continue, that is something you should discuss with your doctor, I really don't have any specific information on that. Have they said anything about it?

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Side Effects From Eligard Therapy

What is the usual length of time before the side effects from eligard therapy start to subside? ## Because each person is different and can react or respond differently to the side effects, the length of time that they may be present can vary greatly. Unfortunately, no one (including your doctor) can really know how well you're going to respond to the drug before, during, and after treatment, since they are not you. The only thing you can do in so far as you are able to, from my perspective, would be to wait it out and manage the temporary symptoms. It's really important that you pay attention to how you're feeling and share that information with your doctor or nurse. They may have suggestions on how to manage these side effects in a way that lessens your recovery time.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Leuprolide
  • For Suspension: 22.5mg/vial
  • Implant: 65mg
  • Injection: 11.25mg, 15mg, 1mg/0.2ml, 22.5mg, 22.5mg/vial, 3.75mg, 30mg, 30mg/vial, 45mg, 45mg/vial, 5mg/ml, 7.5mg, 7.5mg/vial
  • Suspension: 11.25mg, 22.5mg, 3.75mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Eligard: (12 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-0222 Eligard Kit by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-0605 Eligard Kit by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-0610 Eligard Kit by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0024-0793 Eligard Kit by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 62935-222 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-223 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-302 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-303 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-452 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-453 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-752 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 62935-753 Eligard Subcutaneous Kit by Tolmar Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Leuprolide or a similar ingredient: (6 results)

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Eligard long term use
following exterrnal beam radiation, and seed implant, how long can or should a patient continue the eligard injections? ... 1 reply
Side Effects From Eligard Therapy
What is the usual length of time before the side effects from eligard therapy start to subside? ## Because each person i... 1 reply






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