Why is there a Lupron shortage?

Reason for the Shortage Abbvie states Lupron Depot was on shortage due to a routine manufacturing compliance review.

What happens when you stop taking Lupron?

If Lupron treatment is stopped, testosterone levels can rise and your cancer may worsen. Do not discontinue Lupron Depot unless your doctor tells you to stop treatment. In men, testosterone is reduced to castrate concentrations with Lupron Depot treatment.

What is a substitute for Lupron?

In a large clinical trial, the drug, relugolix (Orgovyx), was shown to be more effective at reducing testosterone levels in men with advanced prostate cancer than another commonly used treatment, leuprolide (Lupron).

Is Lupron still on backorder?

The shortage is temporary, and the safety and efficacy of LUPRON DEPOT were not compromised. Should you require any additional information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-704-8270.

Is Lupron off the market?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that LUPRON (leuprolide acetate) injection, 1 milligram (mg)/0.2 milliliter (mL), was not withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness.

Should Lupron be taken at the same time everyday?

Please administer the Lupron once a day at the same dose and at the same time each day until instructed by our office to do otherwise. Starting another period during the Lupron phase is normal and can be expected. Lupron does not need to be refrigerated, but do not store in an area above 77 F.

How long until Lupron is out of system?

When do the effects of Leuprolide acetate go away? The effects of Leuprolide acetate will decrease after you stop taking the medicine. If you’ve been getting Lupron® every 3 months, your period will usually return within 4 to 8 months after your last shot.

Is Lupron obsolete?

This drug is obsolete. Leuprolide overstimulates the body’s own production of certain hormones, which causes that production to shut down temporarily.

Is eligard better than Lupron?

When compared to each other in a small study, both medications were well-tolerated. But participants using Eligard reported injection pain slightly more frequently than those using Lupron Depot. Both Eligard and Lupron Depot come in the following doses for advanced prostate cancer: 7.5 mg injected once a month.

How long should you take Lupron for prostate cancer?

LUPRON DEPOT 7.5 mg for 1-month, 22.5 mg for 3-month, 30 mg for 4-month, and 45 mg for 6-month administration are prescribed for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. LUPRON DEPOT is a prescription medication that must be administered in your doctor’s office.

Does Lupron have to be refrigerated?

The lupron used in the long lupron protocol does not need to be refridgerated. If you are doing the micro flare lupron protocol, it does need to be refridgerated.

What medications are in short supply?


  • Amiloride
  • Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops
  • Buprenorphine sublingual tablets sugar free
  • Carvedilol
  • Citalopram oral drops sugar free
  • Clomipramine
  • Co-careldopa
  • Diamorphine powder for solution for injection ampoules
  • Dosulepin
  • Is Lupron a growth hormone?

    Lupron is a medicine which is used to delay puberty and to prevent early closure of growing bones which might increase growth potential. Growth hormone is used to restore growth rate. This study will include children with “short term” and “long term” hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is often associated with growth failure.