Lupron side effects - from FDA reports


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In this review, we analyze Lupron side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Lupron. The review is based on 22,003 who side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Lupron

Lupron has active ingredients of leuprolide acetate. It is often used in endometriosis. (latest outcomes from Lupron 22,469 users)

On Mar, 18, 2017

22,003 people who take Lupron are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lupron side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • weight increased
  • hot flush
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • uterine leiomyoma
  • pelvic pain
  • vomiting
  • death
  • mood swings
  • weight decreased
  • pain
1 - 6 months:
  • weight increased
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • pelvic pain
  • hot flush
  • pain
  • uterine leiomyoma
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • death
  • weight increased
  • hot flush
  • pelvic pain
  • weight decreased
  • uterine leiomyoma
  • drug ineffective
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • renal failure
  • endometriosis
1 - 2 years:
  • death
  • prostate cancer
  • hot flush
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • vomiting
  • pelvic pain
  • weight increased
  • myocardial infarction
  • pain
  • pneumonia
2 - 5 years:
  • death
  • prostate cancer metastatic
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • weight decreased
  • prostate cancer
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • hot flush
  • fall
  • hospitalisation
5 - 10 years:
  • death
  • fall
  • prostate cancer
  • weight decreased
  • hot flush
  • myocardial infarction
  • prostate cancer metastatic
  • vomiting
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injection site discomfort
10+ years:
  • weight decreased
  • death
  • prostate cancer
  • uterine leiomyoma
  • abortion spontaneous
  • anaemia
  • aplastic anaemia
  • back pain
  • blood testosterone decreased
  • cardiac failure congestive
not specified:
  • hot flush
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • weight increased
  • weight decreased
  • headache
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • death
  • pelvic pain
  • drug ineffective

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • hot flush
  • weight increased
  • pelvic pain
  • headache
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
male:
  • death
  • weight decreased
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • hot flush
  • vomiting
  • prostate cancer
  • prostate cancer metastatic
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • fatigue
  • weight increased

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • injection site pain
  • liver function test abnormal
  • maternal drugs affecting foetus
  • tachypnoea
  • umbilical cord vascular disorder
  • febrile neutropenia
  • heart rate decreased
  • hepatomegaly
  • hypoventilation
  • neonatal aspiration
2-9:
  • injection site pain
  • injection site swelling
  • weight increased
  • injection site abscess
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • mood swings
  • urticaria
10-19:
  • injection site pain
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • vomiting
  • hot flush
  • weight decreased
  • pain
  • pelvic pain
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
20-29:
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • pelvic pain
  • weight increased
  • hot flush
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • mood swings
  • weight decreased
30-39:
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • weight increased
  • hot flush
  • pelvic pain
  • weight decreased
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
  • metrorrhagia
  • pain
40-49:
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • weight increased
  • hot flush
  • menorrhagia
  • headache
  • pain
  • pelvic pain
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • uterine leiomyoma
50-59:
  • vaginal haemorrhage
  • hot flush
  • weight decreased
  • weight increased
  • drug ineffective
  • menorrhagia
  • headache
  • death
  • pelvic pain
  • pain
60+:
  • death
  • weight decreased
  • prostatic specific antigen increased
  • vomiting
  • hot flush
  • myocardial infarction
  • prostate cancer
  • fatigue
  • malignant neoplasm progression
  • pyrexia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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