Lupron Depot interrupts normal menstruation and the production of estrogen.
The absence of estrogen reduces the growth of endometrial tissue. In some cases, Lupron can shrink the implants and provide significant relief from pain.
This medication creates a pseudo-menopause. Even though most women stop having periods during treatment, occasional spotting can occur. If you continue to have regular menstruation after your second injection, you should notify your physician. You could also experience hot flashes, headaches and vaginal dryness, which are menopausal symptoms.
A reduction in estrogen might also cause a reduction in bone mineral density. Once treatment is stopped, this is partially or completely recovered.
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