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Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Abbott India Ltd
Medicine composition: Leuprorelin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 04, 2019

Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection is used for the treatment of hormone-based tumour which includes prostate cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, certain kinds of leukaemia, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. This medicine is a synthetic version of a hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

Apart from these, it is also used to treat the early onset of puberty. It is administered through an injection into a muscle or under the skin by a healthcare professional only. Prolonged usage leads to a substantial decline of testosterone in males and a decrease in estradiol in females.

It is also used to avoid premature ovulation in in-vitro fertilization processes. In some cases, this medication may be harmful if inhaled, can cause allergic skin reactions, asthma-like symptoms and breathing difficulties.

This drug is also used to delay puberty in transgender boys and girls until they are old enough to start hormone-replacement therapy. It has also been used on an experimental basis to reduce sexual urges in paedophiles and other kinds of paraphilias.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

This medication is helpful in treating the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Vaginal Bleeding

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Decreased Libido

  • Testicular Atrophy

  • Increased Sweating

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Bone Pain

  • Hot Flashes

  • Injection Site Reaction

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medication is not safe while driving.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine is shown after 60 - 90 minutes of administration.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of action of medicine vary form person to person. This medicine shows a effect for about 7 to 10 days.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medicine belongs to the class of GnRH i.e. gonadotropin hormone receptor agonist. Its administration results in inhibiting the secretion of follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormones (FSH & LH), which leads to decrease the testosterone and estrogen level in blood.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medicine interacts with the following medicine Quinidine, Disopyramide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Dofetilide, Ibutilide

Ques: What is Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication is a synthetic version of a hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone.

Ques: How long do I need to use Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lucrin Depot 3.75Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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