Leuprolide (Lupron) Two Week Kit
What is the Leuprolide (Lupron) Two Week Kit?
The Leuprolide Two Week Kit for pregnancy is used to delay the release of eggs that will be retrieved for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). If you are looking to become pregnant, your doctor may prescribe this treatment method to help prevent premature ovulation. This is achieved by blocking the body’s natural hormone and egg development process. Your 14-day medication contains a sterile solution that is supplied in a 2.8 mL multiple-dose vial, which can be administered at home through injection.
Lupron Injection Tutorial
To help you properly administer your prescription medication at home, watch our instructional video to learn how to mix, inject, and dispose of your injectable Leuprolide safely.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to this product’s availability from multiple manufacturers, the medication you receive may have a different appearance than what is shown in our video. Please verify that the drug name is the same and continue with the instructions as follows.
This video demonstrates the appropriate mixing of the Leuprolide Two Week Kit for pregnancy. However, the injection site in the video may not be your doctor’s preferred injection site. Always seek your doctor or nurse’s guidance regarding where on your body you should administer your injection.
Storing Leuprolide Two Week Kit Dosage
Store in the original carton at room temperature between 59 degrees and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius). Refrigerate after first use at a temperature of 36 degrees to 46 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees to 8 degrees Celsius) for up to 30 days, after opening. Protect prescription from light. At Mandells, we recommend storing in the refrigerator after the first use. This is not necessary, but it is a safer practice since it is a multi use vial and will help protect the medication’s sterility.
Leuprolide Side Effects
Common side effects include:
- Local discomfort
- Bruising and soreness at the injection site
Other symptoms may include Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) (e.g. excessive fluid retention and severe abdominal discomfort), vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, breast tenderness, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, constipation, headache, weakness, and dizziness.
There is also a potential for serious pulmonary conditions and thromboembolic events (i.e. difficulty breathing or chest tightness.) If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact your doctor immediately for further instruction.
Signs of an Allergic Reaction
Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following allergic reactions from your Leuprolide injection:
- Difficulty breathing
- Closing of the throat
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, or face
- Difficulty urinating
- Bone pain or numbness
- Tingling or weakness in legs or arms
Missed Leuprolide Injection
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately for further Lupron instructions. If you missed your dosage on the same day, you may usually inject it as soon as you remember, but it’s important to ask your doctor first to avoid doubling your dosage.
Fill Your Prescription with Confidence at Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy
Have questions about howLeuprolide Two Week Kit works? Visit our pharmacy today to receive the support and guidance you deserve throughout your fertility treatment. Contact us today to speak with one of our pharmacists about administering your prescription at home or browse our website for additional resources and information.