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Review: could Lupron depot cause Death?

Summary: Death could be caused by Lupron depot, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take 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 (latest outcomes from 6,949 users) has active ingredients of leuprolide acetate. It is often used in endometriosis, prostate cancer. Commonly reported side effects of Lupron depot include hot flush, headache, weakness, fatigue, joint pain.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 9,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Lupron depot. Among them, 179 people (1.98%) have Death. They amount to 0.03% of all the 532,398 people who have Death on eHealthMe.

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. Anaemia (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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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • 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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