What is Lupride Depot 3.75 mg?
Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is also used to treat endometriosis (endometrium of the uterus grows excessively and causes symptoms like pain, heavy or irregular periods), uterine fibroids and central precocious puberty (very early puberty).
Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection is given as an injection under the skin by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Decreased libido, increased sweating, fatigue, muscle weakness, and hot flashes are some very common side effects of this medication. The long-term use of medicine may cause weakened bones and a reduction in bone mineral density. You are advised to take vitamin D and calcium supplements while taking this medicine. It might cause menstrual periods to stop for a period of 7- 12 weeks, inform your doctor if menstrual bleeding continues even during the treatment.
Benefits of Lupride Depot 3.75 mg
How to use Lupride Depot 3.75 mg?
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
How to work Lupride Depot 3.75 mg?
Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection reduces the number of sex hormones (testosterone in men and estrogen in women). It works by decreasing the blood levels of testosterone in males. Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection also acts by shutting off hormones made by the ovaries (female reproductive organs), so the estrogen (one of the hormones that cause females to have periods) level is lowered.
What if you forget to take Lupride Depot 3.75 mg?
If you miss a dose of Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Side effects of Lupride Depot 3.75 mg
- Decreased libido
- Testicular atrophy
- Increased sweating
- Muscle weakness
- Erectile dysfunction
- Bone pain
- Injection site reaction
- Hot flashes
1. Is Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection a chemotherapy medicine?
2. Does Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection stop periods?
Yes, the periods tend to stop while taking Lupride Depot 3.75mg Injection injections as this medicine alters the reproductive hormones in females. Sometimes, there can be vaginal bleeding in few cases. If this occurs, please contact your doctor to get yourself assessed and follow the direction of your doctor.