Generic Name: Leuprolide Injection (CPP) (loo PROE lide)
Brand Name: Lupron Depot-Ped
Uses of Leuprolide Injection:
- It is used to delay puberty in children who are maturing too early.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Leuprolide Injection?
- If your child has an allergy to leuprolide injection (CPP) or any part of this medicine.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child is younger than 2 years of age. Do not give leuprolide injection to a child younger than 2 years of age.
If your child is pregnant:
- Do not give this medicine to your child if she is pregnant.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Be sure your child does not breast-feed a baby while taking leuprolide injection.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take this medicine with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Leuprolide Injection?
- Tell all of your child's health care providers that your child is taking leuprolide injection. This includes your child's doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child's blood work checked often. Talk with your child's doctor.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your child's health care providers and lab workers that your child takes this medicine.
- This medicine may raise some hormone levels in your child's body during the first few weeks of taking it. Puberty signs like vaginal bleeding or spotting may happen or get worse before getting better. Tell the doctor if your child has any new signs or if your child still has puberty signs after 2 months of care.
- This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant:
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if your child takes it during pregnancy. If your child is pregnant or gets pregnant while taking leuprolide injection, call the doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Leuprolide Injection) best taken?
Give this medicine as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Keep giving leuprolide injection to your child as you have been told by your child's doctor or other health care provider, even if your child feels well.
- It is given as a shot into the muscle.
- Your child's doctor will give this medicine.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your child's doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where the shot was given.
- Vaginal itching or discharge.
- A very bad pituitary gland problem (pituitary apoplexy) has rarely happened with leuprolide injection. Most of the time, this has happened within 2 weeks after the first dose. Call the doctor right away if your child has a sudden headache, throwing up, passing out, mood changes, eye weakness, not able to move eyes, or change in eyesight.
- Behavior and mood changes have happened with the use of drugs like this one in children. This includes acting aggressive, crying, depression, emotional ups and downs, restlessness, and feeling angry and irritable. Call your child's doctor right away if your child has any new or worse behavior or mood changes.
If your child has menstrual periods:
- Period (menstrual) changes.
What are some other side effects of Leuprolide Injection?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Hot flashes.
- Sweating a lot.
- Pimples (acne).
- Weight gain.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Leuprolide Injection?
- If you need to store this medicine at home, talk with your child's doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your child's symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child's doctor.
- Do not share your child's drug with others and do not give anyone else's drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child's drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child's doctor.
- Talk with your child's doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about leuprolide injection (CPP), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about leuprolide injection. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using leuprolide injection.
Review Date: December 6, 2017
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