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Investigation into Lupron Side Effects (Leuprolide Acetate)

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The purpose of this petition is to warn others regarding the drug Lupron (Leupolide Acetate) mfg. by Takeda/Abbott Pharmaceuticals in the hope that further long-term safety studies are done before it disables or kills more women. This drug was originally marketed to treat prostate cancer patients but now is widely used for the treatment of endometriosis, infertility, fibroids/ovarian cysts and even precocious puberty.

Many women are continuing to suffer the side effects long after taking their last dose even though their doctor and the pharmaceutical company states that the side effects should go away within 3-6 months. Side effects include but are not limited to: hot flashes, memory loss, tachycardia, hematura, hypotension, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, Vitamin D deficiency, constant gnawing bone/joint pain, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, cancer and many others including death and yet not one long term study has been conducted.

It is devastating to us that we agreed to take an FDA approved drug under the care of our physician whom we trusted only to find ourselves sicker than you could imagine ---- in pain and unable to get the proper treatment or even believed that Lupron caused our problems.

We hereby request that an investigation be undertaken into the short term and long term effects of Lupron on women. We further request that all outcomes and results of such trials be released and published so that both patients and doctors alike may have the benefit of all the information regarding this drug.

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May 28th, 2009
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May 27th, 2009
Someone from Monessen, PA writes:
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Please do not let anyone else take this drug.The side affects take over your life even after the shot. Please help
May 27th, 2009
Someone from Vestal, NY signed.
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Someone from Dyess Afb, TX signed.
May 27th, 2009
Someone from Fremont, CA signed.
May 27th, 2009
Someone from Upper Darby, PA writes:
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Lupron took my life as I knew it. Please help others to know that this drug is unsafe. This drug is poison.
May 27th, 2009
Someone from Sayreville, NJ writes:
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Since taking Lupron in 2003, I have been diagnosed with: osteoporosis, osteopenia, neuropathy, cervical stenois, Vitamin D deficient and if those aren't painful enough on the bones, I now see a rheumatologist because of a Scleroderma titer and a oncologist every six months because of a monoclonal protein in my blood suggestive that I may be developing Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer). I am 48 years old and have the bones of an 80 year old. I can't believe that with all the negativity directed against this drug that no one is interested or concerned in finding out WHY we are suffering so long after taking this drug. I believe it all has to do with greed. Greed by the pharmaceutical company that makes it, greed by the doctors that prescribe it and greed by the government who will not investigate it especially since the manufacturer had to pay a $875 million dollar fine for medicare fraud. That should be enough to warrant an investigation into our long term health issues.
May 23rd, 2009
Someone from Abingdon, MD signed.
May 22nd, 2009
Someone from Hyndman, PA writes:
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I received six doses of Lupron injections and have the majority of the symptoms listed above. I have been on a heart monitor twice due to frequent episodes of my blood pressure "bottoming out" and my heart stopping. Lupus was suspected and ruled out. I have had blood clots in my legs and pain in my joints. I have trouble recalling simple information. The worst part is that I am barely over thirty. I did not have a single health problem until I took Lupron.
May 21st, 2009
Someone from Wilmington, DE signed.
May 21st, 2009
Someone from New Castle, DE writes:
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As someone who has had 2 sets of Lupron and one set of zolodex, I have most of the symptoms listed above. The last set of lupron was 10 years ago, and my life has been slowly slipping away from me since then, if a life is what you want to call it. It not only affects the patient, but also the family members and friends who have to sit by and watch the life slip out of their loved one, and can't do anything about it. Each day is a crap shoot, you never know what you will be dealt, and on a lucky day that you might feel well enough to do some activity, you pay for it well after that with pain and other symtoms. The first set I had was when it was in the guinea pig stage, and I don't think it ever cameout of that stage. Has anyone ever gone back to previous patients and looked to see what the long term affects were/are? How about to the children of those that took the shots to get pregnant? This is a very serious problem that needs to be looked into, and as I'm sure most patients feel like I do, we just don't have the energy or strength to put into what needs to be done to get this off the market before others are harmed. Thank you for your time.
May 12th, 2009
Someone from Sayreville, NJ signed.
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