LUPRON DEPOT-PED: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Precocious Puberty “My 9 year old has been on this drug for a year and has put on 11kgs… I have just decided to stop the injections as I have read so much on long term weight gain. Can anyone advise if they too have had this side effect. I’m now worried even though I have stopped it now how will she lose the weight as it just isn’t budging though we have cut her calories etc.”

Whythis124 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 12, 2017

For Precocious Puberty “My daughter is 11yrs old and she took depo lupron since she was 11 months old and stop when she was 10yrs old my daughter is worse off more than before I should have let nature take its course because my daughter is having some of the worse side effects ever. She forgets stuff and can’t get out of bed she is starting to get stiff bones and her body locks up on her. She cramps so bad to the point she throws up or pass out she can’t play with her friends because she also developed back and neck problems as well first she use to take it every 28 days and then it changed to every 3 months I really think this is taking a toll on her I’m afraid it might have messed up more then her body and mind l’m afraid she might not be able to have children.”

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) July 18, 2017

For Precocious Puberty “Grecia–I hope you’ll find this message, even though it’s been many years since you posted. My daughter also started Lupron PED at 2 years old. She’s now 4. It has reversed her chest development and her growth is more on track now. But I’m just finding out about all these bad side affects. I haven’t heard of anyone else starting the medicine so early like her, so I was wondering if your daughter ever had/has any bad side affects from using it. My daughter has the 11.25mg injection every 3 months. Our insurance just changed how the bill it so now it’s going to be over $4k!!! Help!!!”

Mom of 4yo (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 8, 2017

For Precocious Puberty “My daughter was diagnosed with precocious puberty at age 7. She takes the shots every 3 months and has been doing so for 2 years now. She had slight armpit hair, slight public hair and breast buds. The shots did not stop puberty but slowed it down. I do recommend it. Her height has increased and we hope to stop the shots when she turns 11.”

Kavs (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2017

For Precocious Puberty “I started Lupron when my daughter was 6 going on 7 years due to under arm odor, breast buds, pubic hair and fear of her getting her period at an early age. The treatment did not reverse the budding of the breast or pubic, her pubic hair growth only increased, neither am I certain if it preventing her from getting her period sooner. I am certain that it stunted your growth, which is a common side effect. About 3 months ago her Dr , informed me that though he prescribed this treatment for her CPP and it is covered by the insurance, the insurance almost never covers the growth hormone he mentioned would be needed for her to regain the height she lost, he had never mentioned this before. Beware of issues like this”

cicelyparada (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 22, 2016

For Precocious Puberty “My daughter was diagnosed at 6 years old with Precocious Puberty. Pubic Hair, breast buds, underam hair. We did Lupron Injections until she was twelve. I am happy to say they seemd to work she is now 5’8 and somewhat healthy. She has some issues.. she has been on the line of pre-diabetic for years. She is some what overweight. she is about 208 lbs. She does has facial hair. and she has a thyroid issue and now she has recently been diagnosed lactose intolerance.. extreme lactose intolerance.. she only has 2 enzymes to break down lactose. She also has had to get on birth control to keep her period normal and her periods are very painful. I have to tell myself that what we are dealing with now is minor compared to how she may have developed with out it”

cheeseshelly (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 16, 2016

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