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Generic Name: Leuprolide.
Brand Names: Lupron, Lupron Depot, Lupron Depot-Gyn, Lupron Depot-Ped

Lupron is a synthetic form of a hormone manufactured by TAP Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture of Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Chemical Industries. The drug is used to regulate the production of certain hormones in the human body to reduce testosterone production in men and estrogen production in women. Among other uses, some under current testing and investigation, Lupron is primarily used in men to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer; in women to treat the symptoms of conditions such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids; and in male and female children to treat precocious (early onset) puberty.