Medication information

Eligard 22.5mg inj.la.pwd

This medication is typically used for the treatment of prostate cancer. It requires a few weeks to take effect.

Instructions

This product is usually injected under the skin (subcutaneously) by a health professional.

This product affects hormonal balance and it may temporarily increase bone pain.

Use this medication regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause hot flashes;
  • it may cause dizziness -- use caution when getting up from a lying or sitting position;
  • it may cause unusual tiredness;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it could cause water retention and swelling;
  • it may cause changes in body weight.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Although the drugs you are taking are intended to help you, they can be harmful to those around you. Make sure that a professional who oversees your treatment has given you all the necessary precautions.

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use a condom or another contraceptive method, except contraceptive that contains hormone (birth control pill, patch, etc.), during the treatment.

Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.