Lupron Depot-Ped Pedatric Kit (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension) 7.5 mg
Lupron Depot-Ped Pediatric Kit (7.5 mg) is used to treat precocious (early) puberty in female children. It belongs to a class of drugs known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. Lupron Depot-Ped interrupts the abnormal signaling from the brain that nerves send to the ovaries and pituitary gland. This interrupts the production of puberty-causing hormones, which allows the child's body to slow or stop the physical changes of early puberty.
Lupron Depot-Ped Pediatric Kit (7.5 mg) comes as a vial of medication to be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) by a healthcare provider. The initial dose is based on the child's weight. The typical dose is 3 injections once a month for a total of 4 doses. Your healthcare provider will tell you how to continue treatment with Lupron Depot-Ped Pediatric Kit (7.5 mg). It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions very carefully.
If early puberty is treated with Lupron Depot-Ped Pediatric Kit (7.5 mg), most girls return to a normal state of puberty. However, a small number of girls may experience delayed puberty.
Lupron Depot - when looking for a hormone therapy for cancer, Lupron Depot is one of the most common drugs prescribed. It is used to help relieve symptoms associated with advanced prostate cancer. Lupron Depot stops the body from making testosterone and because of this, prostate cancer cells may shrink or stop growing. The way it works is by the 1st injection frees the drug from the depot, and then the drug circulates in the body, breaking down testosteroneproducing cells. The 2nd injection (3 days later) blocks the testosterone that is usually produced during the early morning.
Leuprolide acetate is a synthetic drug that is used to treat a number of conditions, including prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and endometriosis. This drug belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. These drugs work by blocking the release of a hormone called GnRH from the brain. This hormone is responsible for the stimulation of the production of sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. By blocking the release of GnRH, leuprolide acetate can help to decrease the production of these hormones. This can not only help to treat the condition being treated, but can also help to prevent the recurrence of the condition.