Leuprolide is a hormone therapy. It is classified as an "LHRH agonist." For more detail, see "How this drug works" section below).
What this drug is used for:
Breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer
Also used in non-cancerous conditions such as endometriosis, infertility, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How this drug is given:
As an injection under the skin (subcutaneous, SubQ), or into the muscle (intramuscular, IM).
May be given as a daily, monthly, or every 3 or 4month injection depending on the formulation and condition being treated.
Also may be given as a once-a-year implantable device (Viadur(tm)).