Eligard® (leuprolide acetate) is a prescription drug used primarily to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is administered every one, three, four, or six months, depending on the strength that is being used, among other things.
This medicine is given by injection only. In fact, if you tried to take it orally, Eligard would have no effect. Most men receive these shots at a healthcare facility; however, you can give the injections to yourself, provided your healthcare provider shows you how.
(Click Eligard Dosage for more information on when and how to receive this prostate cancer treatment and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)