Men whose prostate cancer has moved to an advanced stage may receive treatment with Eligard® (leuprolide acetate). This medication comes in injectable form and is given every one, three, four, or six months. Most men tolerate it well; however, reactions to Eligard are possible.
In clinical studies, the most common reactions included hot flashes, injection site reactions, and fatigue. Fortunately, if any problems occur, they are usually mild and easily treated -- if they even need treatment at all.
(Click Eligard Side Effects for more detailed lists of both common and potentially serious reactions to this drug, as well as how often these problems were reported in clinical trials.)