Eligard. Definition

Medical Definition: Eligard

A drug used to treat symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and cancers. The active ingredient leuprolide blocks the body from making testosterone (male hormone) and estradiol (female hormone). It may stop the growth of prostate cancer cells need testosterone to grow. At the same time, some brands of leuprolide are used to treat early puberty in children and certain gynecologic conditions. Eligard is a kind of analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Also called leuprolide acetate, Lupron, and Viadur.

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