Leuprorelin Prostap

Leuprorelin Prostap

This patient-friendly article is about chemotherapy drug, Leuprorelin (Prostap) which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It is a hormone therapy that lowers the level of testosterone in the body. It does this by reducing the production of luteinising hormone produced in the pituitary gland which then acts on testosterone production. It can be used as a sole treatment for advanced prostrate cancer or for older men not wishing to have surgery or radiotherapy.

Side effects can include: hot flushes, mood swings, impotence, breast tenderness, fatigue, weight gain, pain in muscles and joints, nausea, vomiting and mild diarrhoea.
There is a long-term risk of osteoporosis. Generally side effects are minimal.

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