Leuprolide acetate is related to a naturally occurring hormone called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It is used to treat endometriosis, uterine fibroids, early puberty, and as part of the process to stimulate multiple eggs for assisted reproductive technologies.
How It Works
Leuprolide acetate is administered as a subcutaneous injection using insulin syringes. Insulin syringes are used because the measurement on the syringe is in units (i.e.: 10 units is equivalent to 0.1 ml). For the role it plays in assisted reproduction, leuprolide acetate is used to reduce the amount of estrogen and testosterone in the body. This decrease in estrogen production will prevent ovulation and may stop menstrual periods.
Stored in the refrigerator.