Lupron Depot Injections
Lupron Depot Injections Overview
Lupron is an injection used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer or recurrent prostate cancer after failure of primary treatment. Testosterone feeds prostate cancer (like adding fuel to a fire) and Lupron acts to stop the production of testosterone.
These injections are given every 3-4 months depending on the size of the depot. The injection is administered in the hip. Hot flashes may be a side effect of these injections, but will usually subside after 2-3 months.