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In clinical trials using daily subcutaneous injections of leuprolide acetate in patients with prostate cancer, doses as high as 20 mg/day for up to two years caused no adverse effects differing from those observed with the 1 mg/day dose.
ELIGARD (leuprolide acetate) ® is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to GnRH, GnRH agonist analogs or any of the components of ELIGARD (leuprolide acetate) ®. Anaphylactic reactions to synthetic GnRH or GnRH agonist analogs have been reported in the literature.
ELIGARD (leuprolide acetate) may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Expected hormonal changes that occur with ELIGARD (leuprolide acetate) treatment increase the risk for pregnancy loss and fetal harm when administered to a pregnant women [see Use in Specific Populations]. ELIGARD (leuprolide acetate) is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/3/2011
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