Lupron Depot Warnings and Precautions
If you experience a sudden headache, vision changes, or confusion while taking Lupron Depot, these can be warning signs of a serious medical complication. In addition, people with diabetes may need to take certain precautions during treatment with Lupron Depot. By understanding these and other safety issues, you can ensure an effective treatment process with this medication.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Lupron Depot® (leuprolide acetate depot) if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Heart disease
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Breast cancer, or have ever had breast cancer
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of the condition
- Alcohol use
- A seizure disorder (epilepsy)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lupron Depot and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Lupron Depot and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.