Leuprolide Acetate

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 (LOO-proh-lide A-seh-tayt)

This page contains brief information about leuprolide acetate and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
Lupron Depot-3 Month
Lupron Depot-4 Month
Lupron Depot-Ped
Lupron Depot
Lupron
Viadur
FDA Approved
Yes

Use in Cancer

Leuprolide acetate is approved for palliative treatment of:

Leuprolide acetate is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Leuprolide Acetate

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Leuprolide Acetate - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer - Information about the use of this drug to prevent and treat cancer.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Leuprolide Acetate - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

  • Posted: May 1, 2008
  • Updated: September 17, 2014