2 patient evaluations for Leuprolide (Leuprorelin)

Jan 21, 2014 (Started Jan 13, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (night sweats, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 22.5 mg/3 months Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: During the first week after my first injection, I slept & napped a lot: 14-16 hrs/day. The sleepiness lessened as the week passed, and then I was back to normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 8, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 22.5 mg/3 months Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Major negative side effects are fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Others include hot flushes,weight gain,loss of much body hair,increased risk of diabetes and osteoporosis. These effects have been a negative for me but generally manageable in my case. The addition of Casodex and Avodart have not increased these negative side effects for me.

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