Lupron Depot-PED

Generic name: Leuprolide Injection (CPP)
Drug classes: Gonadotropin releasing hormones, Hormones / antineoplastics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

What is Lupron Depot-PED?

Lupron Depot-PED is an injectable prescription gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) medicine used for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty (CPP). It is not known if Lupron Depot-PED is safe and effective in children under 2 years of age.

Description

LUPRON DEPOT-PED contains active ingredient, leuprolide, in the form of acetate salt, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist. It is a synthetic nonapeptide analog of naturally occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH or LH-RH). The analog possesses greater potency than the natural hormone. The chemical name of leuprolide acetate is 5-oxo-L-prolyl-L-histidyl-L-tryptophyl-L-seryl-L-tyrosyl-D-leucyl-L-leucyl-L-arginyl-N-ethyl-L-prolinamide acetate, which has molecular formula of C59H84N16O12.(C2H4O2)n, n=1 or 2, with the following structural formula:

Lupron Depot-PED

LUPRON DEPOT-PED for 1-month administration

LUPRON DEPOT-PED is available in a prefilled dual-chamber single-dose syringe containing sterile lyophilized microsphere powder incorporated in a biodegradable lactic acid/glycolid acid copolymer which, when mixed with diluent, becomes a suspension for intramuscular injection. When mixed with 1 milliliter of accompanying diluent, LUPRON DEPOT-PED for 1-month administration is administered as a single-dose intramuscular injection.

The front chamber of LUPRON DEPOT-PED 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg, and 15 mg a prefilled dual-chamber syringe contains leuprolide acetate (7.5/11.25/15 mg), purified gelatin (1.3/1.95/2.6 mg), DL-lactic and glycolic acids copolymer (66.2/99.3/132.4 mg), and D-mannitol (13.2/19.8/26.4 mg). The second chamber of diluent contains carboxymethylcellulose sodium (5 mg), D-mannitol (50 mg), polysorbate 80 (1 mg), water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH.

LUPRON DEPOT-PED for 3-month administration

LUPRON DEPOT-PED 11.25 mg or 30 mg for 3-month administration is available in a prefilled dual-chamber single-dose syringe containing sterile lyophilized microsphere powder incorporated in a biodegradable lactic acid/glycolid acid copolymer which, when mixed with diluent, becomes a suspension for intramuscular injection. When mixed with 1.5 milliliters of accompanying diluent, LUPRON DEPOT-PED for 3-month administration is administered as a single-dose intramuscular injection.

The front chamber of LUPRON DEPOT-PED 11.25 mg for 3-month administration prefilled dual-chamber syringe contains leuprolide acetate (11.25 mg), polylactic acid (99.3 mg) and D-mannitol (19.45 mg). The second chamber of diluent contains carboxymethylcellulose sodium (7.5 mg), D-mannitol (75.0 mg), polysorbate 80 (1.5 mg), water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH.

The front chamber of LUPRON DEPOT-PED 30 mg for 3-month administration prefilled dual-chamber syringe contains leuprolide acetate (30 mg), polylactic acid (264.8 mg) and D-mannitol (51.9 mg). The second chamber of diluent contains carboxymethylcellulose sodium (7.5 mg), D-mannitol (75.0 mg), polysorbate 80 (1.5 mg), water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH.

Mechanism of Action

Leuprolide acetate, a GnRH agonist, acts as a potent inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion (LH and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)) when given continuously in therapeutic doses.

What is the most important information I should know about Lupron Depot-PED?

  • During the first 2 to 4 weeks of treatment, Lupron Depot-PED can cause an increase in some hormones. During this time you may notice more signs of puberty in your child, including vaginal bleeding. Call your doctor if these signs continue after the second month of treatment with Lupron Depot-PED.
  • Some people taking gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists like Lupron Depot-PED have had new or worsened mental (psychiatric) problems. Mental (psychiatric) problems may include emotional symptoms such as:
    • crying
    • irritability
    • restlessness (impatience)
    • anger
    • acting aggressive

Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while taking Lupron Depot-PED.

  • Some people taking GnRH agonists like Lupron Depot-PED have had seizures. The risk of seizures may be higher in people who:
    • have a history of seizures
    • have a history of epilepsy
    • have a history of brain or brain vessel (cerebrovascular) problems or tumors
    • are taking a medicine that has been connected to seizures such as bupropion or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Seizures have also happened in people who have not had any of these problems. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has a seizure while taking Lupron Depot-PED.

Who should not use Lupron Depot-PED?

Lupron Depot-PED should not be taken if your child is:

  • allergic to GnRH, GnRH agonist medicines, or any ingredients in Lupron Depot-PED. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Lupron Depot-PED.
  • pregnant or becomes pregnant. Lupron Depot-PED can cause birth defects or loss of the baby. If your child becomes pregnant call your doctor.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Lupron Depot-PED?

Before your child receives Lupron Depot-PED, tell their doctor about all of your child’s medical conditions including if they:

  • have a history of mental (psychiatric) problems.
  • have a history of seizures.
  • have a history of epilepsy.
  • have a history of brain or brain vessel (cerebrovascular) problems or tumors.
  • are taking a medicine that has been connected to seizures such as bupropion or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
  • are breastfeeding or plans to breastfeed. It is not known if Lupron Depot-PED passes into the breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines your child takes, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I use Lupron Depot-PED?

  • Your child’s doctor should do tests to make sure your child has CPP before treating them with Lupron Depot-PED.
  • Lupron Depot-PED is injected into your child’s muscle each month or every 3 months by a doctor or trained nurse. Your doctor will decide how often your child will receive the injection.
  • Keep all scheduled visits to the doctor. If a scheduled dose is missed, your child may start having signs of puberty again. The doctor will do regular exams and blood tests to check for signs of puberty.

What are the possible side effects of Lupron Depot-PED?

Lupron Depot-PED may cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about Lupron Depot-PED?”
The most common side effects of Lupron Depot-PED received 1 time each month include:

  • injection site reactions such as pain, swelling, and abscess
  • weight gain
  • pain throughout body
  • headache
  • acne or red, itchy, rash, and white scales (seborrhea)
  • serious skin rash (erythema multiforme)
  • mood changes
  • swelling of vagina (vaginitis), vaginal bleeding, and vaginal discharge

The most common side effects of Lupron Depot-PED received every 3 months include:

  • injection site pain
  • weight gain
  • headache
  • mood changes
  • injection site swelling

These are not all the possible side effects of Lupron Depot-PED. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of Lupron Depot-PED

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use injection-PED for a condition for which it was not prescribed.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about injection-PED. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about injection-PED that is written for doctors or trained nurses.

How should I store Lupron Depot-PED?

  • Store Lupron Depot-PED injection at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep Lupron Depot-PED injection and all medicines out of the reach of children.

What are the ingredients in Lupron Depot-PED?

Lupron Depot-PED 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg or 15 mg for 1-month administration:

Active Ingredients: leuprolide acetate for depot suspension
Inactive Ingredients: purified gelatin, DL-lactic and glycolic acids copolymer, D-mannitol, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polysorbate 80, water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH.

Lupron Depot-PED 11.25 mg or 30 mg for 3-month administration:

Active Ingredients: leuprolide acetate for depot suspension
Inactive Ingredients: polylactic acid, D-mannitol, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polysorbate 80, water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH.

Label

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

  • NDC 0074-3779-03
  • PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 11.25 mg for 3-month administration
  • Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe.
  • LUPRON DEPOT-PED® (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension)
  • Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient.
  • 11.25 mg for 3-month administration
  • FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
  • The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 11.25 mg۰polylactic acid 99.3 mg۰D-mannitol 19.45 mg
  • The second chamber contains: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 7.5 mg۰D-mannitol 75.0 mg۰polysorbate 80 1.5 mg۰water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH
  • Rx only

NDC 0074-3779-03 PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 11.25 mg for 3-month administration Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe. LUPRON DEPOT-PED® (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension) Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient. 11.25 mg for 3-month administration FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 11.25 mg۰polylactic acid 99.3 mg۰D-mannitol 19.45 mg The second chamber contains: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 7.5 mg۰D-mannitol 75.0 mg۰polysorbate 80 1.5 mg۰water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH Rx only

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

  • NDC 0074-9694-03
  • PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 30 mg for 3-month administration
  • Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe
  • LUPRON DEPOT-PED®
  • (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension)
  • 30 mg for 3-month administration
  • FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
  • Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient.
  • The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 30 mg۰polylactic acid 264.8 mg۰D-mannitol 51.9 mg
  • The second chamber contains: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 7.5 mg۰D-mannitol 75.0 mg۰polysorbate 80 1.5 mg۰water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH
  • Rx only

NDC 0074-9694-03 PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 30 mg for 3-month administration Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe LUPRON DEPOT-PED® (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension) 30 mg for 3-month administration FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient. The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 30 mg۰polylactic acid 264.8 mg۰D-mannitol 51.9 mg The second chamber contains: carboxymethylcellulose sodium 7.5 mg۰D-mannitol 75.0 mg۰polysorbate 80 1.5 mg۰water for injection, USP, and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH Rx only

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

  • NDC 0074-2108-03
  • PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 7.5 mg for 1-month administration
  • Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe.
  • LUPRON DEPOT-PED®
  • (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension)
  • Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient.
  • 7.5 mg for 1-month administration
  • FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
  • The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 7.5 mg۰purified gelatin 1.3 mg۰DL-lactic & glycolic acids copolymer 66.2 mg۰D-mannitol 13.2 mg
  • The second chamber contains: D-mannitol 50 mg۰ carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg۰polysorbate 80 1 mg۰water for injection, USP and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH
  • Rx only

NDC 0074-2108-03 PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 7.5 mg for 1-month administration Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe. LUPRON DEPOT-PED® (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension) Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient. 7.5 mg for 1-month administration FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 7.5 mg۰purified gelatin 1.3 mg۰DL-lactic & glycolic acids copolymer 66.2 mg۰D-mannitol 13.2 mg The second chamber contains: D-mannitol 50 mg۰ carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg۰polysorbate 80 1 mg۰water for injection, USP and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH Rx only

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

  • NDC 0074-2440-03
  • PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 15 mg for 1-month administration
  • Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe.
  • LUPRON DEPOT-PED®
  • (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension)
  • Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient.
  • 15 mg for 1-month administration
  • FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION
  • The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 15 mg۰purified gelatin 2.6 mg۰DL-lactic & glycolic acids copolymer 132.4 mg۰D-mannitol 26.4 mg
  • The second chamber contains: D-mannitol 50 mg۰ carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg۰polysorbate 80 1 mg۰water for injection, USP and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH
  • Rx only

NDC 0074-2440-03 PEDIATRIC USE ONLY 15 mg for 1-month administration Single Dose Administration Kit with prefilled dual-chamber syringe. LUPRON DEPOT-PED® (Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension) Dispense the accompanying Medication Guide to each patient. 15 mg for 1-month administration FOR INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION The front chamber contains: leuprolide acetate 15 mg۰purified gelatin 2.6 mg۰DL-lactic & glycolic acids copolymer 132.4 mg۰D-mannitol 26.4 mg The second chamber contains: D-mannitol 50 mg۰ carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg۰polysorbate 80 1 mg۰water for injection, USP and glacial acetic acid, USP to control pH Rx only

SRC: NLM .

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