Brands, Medical Use, Clinical Data
- Anti-Estrogen Agents
- Antineoplastic Agents
- Subcutaneous implant
- Solution (subcutaneous injection)
- Solution (IM injection)
Brands / Synonyms
Eligard; Eligard (Atrix Labs/QLT Inc)
; Lupron; Lupron Depot; Lupron Depot - PED; Lupron Depot PED; Viadur
Synthetic 9 residue peptide analog of gonadotropin releasing hormone.
For treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and premature puberty
Used in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Leuprolide is a luteinizing hormone agonist that results in suppression of testicular or follicular steroidogenesis.
Mechanism of Action
Leuprolide binds to the gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor and acts as a potent inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion.
Biotrnasformation / Drug Metabolism