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Active ingredient: Leuprolide - Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data

Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data

Drug Category

  • Anti-Estrogen Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents

Dosage Forms

  • Subcutaneous implant
  • Solution (subcutaneous injection)
  • Solution (IM injection)

Brands / Synonyms

Eligard; Eligard (Atrix Labs/QLT Inc) ; Lupron; Lupron Depot; Lupron Depot - PED; Lupron Depot PED; Viadur


Synthetic 9 residue peptide analog of gonadotropin releasing hormone.


For treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and premature puberty


Used in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Leuprolide is a luteinizing hormone agonist that results in suppression of testicular or follicular steroidogenesis.

Mechanism of Action

Leuprolide binds to the gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor and acts as a potent inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion.


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Biotrnasformation / Drug Metabolism

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Drug Interactions

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