Specific Dosing for Your Child’s Needs
3-month and 1-month dosing options available1
LUPRON DEPOT-PED is available in 3-month dosing options (once every 3 months) and 1-month dosing options (once per month). With 3-month dosing, your child will get 4 injections per year instead of the 12 required with monthly dosing. If your child receives a LUPRON DEPOT-PED injection every 3 months, injections may be scheduled to coincide with his or her regular doctor visits and allow for more flexibility to fit your schedule.
Two depot formulation options (LUPRON DEPOT-PED 11.25 mg and 30 mg for 3-month
administration) are available and are given as an injection every 3 months (12 weeks).
Three depot formulation options (LUPRON DEPOT-PED 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg, and 15 mg for 1-month administration)
are available and are given as an injection every 4 weeks.
Your pediatric endocrinologist may monitor your child’s response to treatment 2–3 months (for
3-month dosing) or 1–2 months (for monthly dosing) after starting therapy and may want to
measure bone age every 6–12 months.
Upon discontinuation of treatment, suppression of the hormones stops.
Individualized dosing with LUPRON DEPOT-PED1
Every child has unique needs—including the amount of medicine needed to suppress the onset of puberty. The multiple dosing options offered by LUPRON DEPOT-PED can help your child’s physician customize treatment for your child. With a number of dosing options to choose from, your doctor can make sure your child gets the right dosage. And with ongoing monitoring, your doctor has the flexibility to choose a different dose if needed.
Your child’s pediatric endocrinologist will individualize the LUPRON DEPOT-PED dose for your child. If hormone and clinical suppression are not achieved with the starting dose, the doctor may need to adjust the dosage level. The dose may also need to be adjusted as your child’s body weight changes.
Safety Considerations: Before starting treatment talk to your child's pediatric endocrinologist about your child's medical history and all other medicines that your child takes. During the first weeks of treatment, signs of puberty, such as vaginal bleeding, may occur. This is a common initial effect of the drug. Notify your child’s doctor if signs/symptoms of puberty continue beyond the second month of treatment.