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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.

Public Comments
Oct 10th, 2016
Casey W. from Jackson, WY writes:
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If I could only begin to name the horrible side effects, the horrible repercussions of being on this medicine. If only I had known! To start the hot flashes literally make you feel as though you're standing at the gates of hell. Sleepless nights. I bled up until two weeks ago (have been on this crap 5 months almost) I have cramps all of the time, thoughts of suicide, pain in my bones, headaches, short term memory loss, anger for no reason, oh.... the best yet? Because I've been in menopause my uterus is falling out, my vaginally walls are prolapsing, I can have a BMW, I can't hold my pee in, and worst of all you ask? I'm 29 freaking years old and I now need a hysterectomy!!! I'm losing it all except my ovaries. This medication has made my life hell, has almost ruined many relationship and has definitely taken away my quality of life. STAY AWAY FROM IT! And for the love of God congress.... Take it off of the market!
Oct 8th, 2016
Someone from Clayton, OH writes:
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Lupuron is HORRIFIC! And should be taken off the market yesterday!!!!!! Please investigate, all effects, long and short term, and those rare unique ones that maybe just are not so rare.
Oct 5th, 2016
Judie S. from Louisville, KY writes:
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Hi, I too think they should get more information. My GYNO at the time gave me Lupron to due to me having a few miscarriages, he didn't do a scope to see if I had endometriosis or anything. I trusted this man, had been going to him for year. Well I had systems long after the shot was done. Now, I have been diagnosed with Lupus, just two weeks ago. I am devastated that my sex drive, my relationship, my emotional state and now my long term health has been changed...and I believed it is all due to the Lupron.
Oct 4th, 2016
Victoria H. from Wilkes Barre, PA writes:
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I was on the Lupron shot for 8 months in 2009. With the exception of the endometriosis I was quite healthy before taking Lupron. I was never told about any of these possible long term side effects nor have I read any of these long term side effects in the Lupron pamphlets. I have diagnoses of fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, insomnia, anxiety, depression, vitamin D deficiency, and facet arthritis. These conditions were diagnosed from 2010- present. I'm also on medications for all of these conditions, multiple medications that I take 4 times a day. I'm 31 years old and haven't been able to finish college or have a full time job. I don't want this to happen to anyone else. All of these health conditions I've mentioned have ruined my life!
Oct 4th, 2016
Someone from Lexington, GA writes:
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This is a serious issue. People are disabled and die from this drug! For those disgusting comments about PORN you will be traced and prosecuted. We have yout email
Oct 4th, 2016
Michael W. from Arlington, TX signed.
Oct 4th, 2016
Anna G. from Garland, TX signed.
Sep 27th, 2016
Someone from Fredericksburg, VA writes:
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This drug has ruined my life.
Sep 27th, 2016
Someone from Fredericksburg, VA writes:
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This drug has ruined my life.
Sep 27th, 2016
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Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Hahira, GA writes:
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My wife is struggling terribly with her injections, and its ruining our lives.
Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Valdosta, GA signed.
Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Hahira, GA writes:
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Started lupron after having endometriosis removed from my bowels and womb. I'm on my 2nd shot and suffering with, migraines, exhaustion, depression, breathing issues, my bones hurt, my body aches. My anxiety has reached a new level. Seeing my Dr Tuesday to tell him on will not being going back for a 3rd injection
Sep 25th, 2016
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Sep 24th, 2016
Someone from Greer, SC writes:
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People suffer daily from this and doctors lie and do not tell you the actual side effects. I am 29 and I feel like I am 60. I never know if the Lupron caused something or not but a lot of things came up in the couple of years after my treatment
Sep 24th, 2016
Someone from Smithville, TN writes:
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I took LupRon several years ago and have never felt the same and it did not help my endromesosis
Sep 23rd, 2016
Someone from Dundee, NY writes:
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I was given lupron to help with pelvic pain and bleeding I had suffered with for over a year. Now I am Stuck dealing with severe back pain female reproductive organs pain headache fatigue and some memory loss. Upon talking to my doctor he thinks I'm crazy and says the medicine with wear off soon hang in there. After asking for a pain killer because I couldn't deal with the pain anymore he told me flat out no no medicines at all. I feel for everyone that is on this situation best of luck to all of you
Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Tilton, NH writes:
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In 2005 at the age of 28 for a year-and-a-half I was on diagnosed extremely ill and in pain constantly. My first up as could be found I had endometriosis I had after the second left off could be started Lupron for 6 months I had so many of the side effects then. Since then I've always been very forgetful fast forward I found I had adenomyosis on top of endometriosis after the birth of my son in 2000 a partial hysterectomy leaving just my right ovary after 6 years the past year and a half I have become very ill lost a bunch of weight extreme pelvic pain have seen numerous GI doctors nauseous blood in my urine vomiting tremendous pain.. Found I had why are urologists endometriosis on my right ovary and they are suspicious that it may be on other organs on this coming Monday I will be doing my second round of Lupron I'm only doing it for 2 months per doctor's orders. Have never felt so horrible in all my life at the age of 38 I would like to just give up at this point I have every symptom I'm exhausted I'm in pain I'm Moody I have hot flashes I cannot sleep every joint hurts every muscle hurts and more forgetful than ever and before it was really bad I had no clue back when I was 27 years old being on Lupron for 6 months was the same kind of drug do they give for cancer patients I was never told that it wasn't until after my first injection I started reading because I feel like the symptoms were so much more intensified this time. I don't know how doctors can can leave so many of the other side effects have been telling you what it is they make it seem like it's something just normal it's not this drug is terrible I feel like a demon and I feel like my body just hurts I'm tired I never thought that so many other people could experience or be experiencing the same kind of pain and symptoms that I am it is nice to feel not alone but again no one no one should have to feel like this.. if people only could experience what we feel what we go through while taking this truck for a few hours maybe they would get it I was told that 224 weeks my pain would be intense and it should subside I haven't had a uterus since 2010 and I feel like my guts are being ripped out of me I never want to take this crap again my life I'd rather shoot myself in the head. This is serious and people need to take this seriously because I'm sure I am not alone in this feeling I feel defeated this drug defeats people makes you crazy you question your sanity along with your health which is already deteriorating it's just making it worse.
Sep 22nd, 2016
Someone from Washington, MI writes:
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I didn't think that what I've taken could've caused a lot of these listed side effects that I currently have.
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