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Generic Name
Leuprolide
Trade Name
Lupron-3 Month SR Depot 22.5 mg
Risk Category
X
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic GnRH analogue used for treatment of prostatic and breast carcinomas, fibroids, endometriosis and central precocious puberty.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • May increase incidence of abortions.
  • Animal studies revealed increased incidence of miscarriages, decreased fetal weights, and increased fetal mortality.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
  • Not recommended during breast feeding due to the potential serious adverse effects.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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