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Review: could Lupron depot cause Death?

Summary: Death is found among people who take Lupron depot, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Warfarin sodium, and have Prostate cancer.

We study 9,058 people who have side effects while taking Lupron depot from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Death. Find out below who they are, when they have Death and more.

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Lupron depot

Lupron depot has active ingredients of leuprolide acetate. It is often used in endometriosis. (latest outcomes from 6,969 Lupron depot users)

Death

Death has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, multiple myeloma, dialysis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 183,870 Death patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 9,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Lupron depot. Among them, 179 people (1.98%) have Death.

Trend of Death in Lupron depot reports

Time on Lupron depot when people have Death * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Death10.47%6.98%24.42%20.93%27.91%9.30%0.00%

Age of people who have Death when taking Lupron depot * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Death0.00%2.17%6.52%0.00%3.62%5.07%1.45%81.16%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prostate cancer (145 people, 81.01%)
  2. Uterine leiomyoma (9 people, 5.03%)
  3. Precocious puberty (7 people, 3.91%)
  4. Menorrhagia (4 people, 2.23%)
  5. Dialysis (4 people, 2.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Warfarin sodium (7 people, 3.91%)
  2. Lipitor (7 people, 3.91%)
  3. Altace (6 people, 3.35%)
  4. Atenolol (5 people, 2.79%)
  5. Casodex (5 people, 2.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am a 38 yr old who was treated for endometriosis with 6 mos. of lupron. my body hasn't been the same since, 5 years later. is there a link between lupron & thyroid disfunction & infertility? (1 answer)
    I was healthy and active before going on Lupron (against my better judgement). During the time I was on it I experienced hot flashes, night sweats, waking up to got to bathroom, frequent urination, flaking of scalp skin, loss of hair, weight gain, and a foot injury that came out of nowhere. It's been 5 years since I've been on it and my symptoms have continued. I am now married and have been trying to get pregnant for 9 months without luck. We are being tested and the first results came back from blood work stating I have subclinical hypothyroidism and my FSH levels are at 15 (they should be no higher than 9ish for my age - 19 is post menopause). My periods which had always been regular, now occur anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks apart and the flow is different. My joints are in constant pain regardless of injections and therapy without any sustained injury and in the last 2 1/2 years I have shrunk 3/4"! I know there have been others who have experienced similar issues after using this drug. Have there been any direct links to it and thyroid or pituitary gland malfunctions - permanently? I have also heard there was/is/or is going to be a law suit against this drug. Any info or direction would be most helpful! Thanks!
  • Lupron and rheumatoid arthritis (1 answer)
    I took Lupron off and on for many years due to a medical condition and now my joints hurt so bad and lock and pop so bad. I took Lupron injections for a total of 24 months, could this be the cause if such pain in my joints and if so what can I do to prevent it from getting worse? And chronic breathing issues. I have to take ad air now and lots and lots of NSAIDs. Steroids seem to help My joint pain , breathing and digestive issues, and memory issues.



    Sorry had to edit my email address left out information and the length of time for injections was 24 months nit two, 4 - 6 month intramuscular injections.
  • Will joint pain, night sweats and hot flashes go way? (1 answer)
    I have joint pain in finger joints, wrists, elbows, severe in hips, ankles, feet, knees. I also have night sweats, hot flashes, stiffness and can't sleep long. I had three one month Lupron Depot shots followed by a three month dosage. The symptoms got really bad after the three month dosage. Will these symptoms subside and how long does it usually take?
  • Causes of extreme fatigue and fainting when stressed and chronic panic/anxiety and insomnia (1 answer)
    since daughters death 6 years ago I have been extremely fatigued, no energy for anything, dizziness chronic and have fainted about 7 times in the past 18 months, severe panic when leaving my home to the point of choking and vomiting, also wake up with flashbacks to my childs death nightly. Have been on antidepressants for 5 years stopped them about a year ago but no improvement. Nothing works can not locate a Dr to assist. whats wrong with me?

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  • Valerie on Jul, 29, 2010:

    I am 70 years old, have had a quadruple bypass, have peripheral vascular disease (right leg below knee amputation due to clot) & I have had Parkinson's Disease for 19 years.

    I was recently prescribed Oxycontin for severe pain in my left knee & as I am taking Sifrol for the P.D. I was wondering if this is not a good idea medically as I am falling asleep anywhere & anytime & confused and vague, etc.?? They both seem to have the same side effects.

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