Lupron-Depot PED

 

Lupron-Depot PED® 

[Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension]

Lupron Depot-PED® is a brand of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist made by Abbott Laboratories. Lupron Depot-PED® is an intramuscular injection that contains the medicine leuprolide, which inhibits the action of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH).


Lupron Depot-PED® is currently FDA-approved for treating children with central precocious puberty (CPP).


Lupron Depot-PED® is given as an intramuscular injection by your doctor. Lupron Depot-PED® requires a valid prescription from your prescriber. Ocean Breeze Healthcare can provide Lupron Depot-PED® as well as most of the supplies you would need to administer Lupron Depot-PED®.

What form is Lupron Depot-PED®currently available?

Lupron Depot-PED® is currently available as a kit.


Lupron Depot-PED® is available in 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg, and 15 mg strengths. Each pre-filled dual chamber syringe contains sterile leuprolide acetate powder and liquid diluent.

What are some potential side effects of Lupron Depot-PED®?

Lupron Depot-PED® is generally well tolerated. While unlikely, potential side effects include injection site reactions, such as rash, redness or bruising. Some children may experience symptoms of acne, general pain, and girls may experience vaginitis or vaginal discharge. If you are experiencing any unwanted side effect(s) or have any specific questions or concerns regarding a side effect, contact your doctor or pharmacist. You may also report the side effect(s) to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

How do you administer Lupron Depot-PED®?

Lupron Depot-PED® is injected intramuscularly and is recommended to be administered under the supervision of a physician. Lupron Depot-PED® must be administered immediately after reconstitution to prevent the suspension from settling.

How do you store Lupron Depot-PED®?

Before reconstitution, Lupron Depot-PED® can be stored at room temperature until the printed expiration date. After reconstitution, Lupron Depot-PED® must be administered immediately.

How long does Lupron Depot-PED® last?

Lupron Depot-PED® is stable and lasts until the indicated expiration date before opening and mixing. After reconstitution, Lupron Depot-PED® must be administered immediately. Lupron Depot-PED® is typically administered once every 28 days (4 weeks).

List of Commonly Asked Questions

Q:  How do you mix Lupron Depot-PED®?
A:  The Lupron Depot-PED® syringe is mixed and administered as a
      single injection. Do not mix until immediately prior to injection. Keep the syringe upright to release the
      diluent until the first stopper is at the blue line. For details please read the full Lupron depot-PED®
      drug information (PDF: LUPRON DEPOT PED PI).
 
Q:  Are there any preservatives in Lupron Depot-PED®?
A:  No, Lupron Depot-PED® does not contain any preservative.
 
Q:  How often do I take Lupron Depot-PED®?
A:  You should take Lupron Depot-PED exactly as prescribed by your doctor. In general, Lupron Depot-PED®
      is given as an injection once every 28 days (4 weeks).
 

Manufacturer Website

http://www.lupronped.com/index.cfm

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional.  You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication.  You should read carefully all product packaging.  If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Pursuant to 21 U.S.C.  § 333 (e) (1), which limits usage only to the treatment of disease or other recognized medical conditions authorized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Ocean Breeze Healthcare does not dispense human growth hormone for anti-aging, cosmetic or performance enhancement purposes.

 

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