leuprolide

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leu·pro·lide

 (lo͞o′prō-līd′)
n.
A drug that is a synthetic polypeptide analog of naturally occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone, C29H84N16O12, used in its acetate form to treat advanced prostate cancer.

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GnRHs, which include Eligard, Lupron, Synarel, Trelstar, Vantas, Viadur, Zoladex and several generic options, block testosterone production by the testicles, with the result that almost no testosterone circulates in the body.
Medications in the GnRH class are marketed under the brand names Eligard, Lupron, Synarel, Trelstar, Vantas, Viadur, and Zoladex.
The FDA has not made any conclusions about whether diabetes or these cardiovascular diseases are caused by treatment with these drugs, which are available in generic formulations and as brand-name products (Lupron, Eligard, Synarel, Trelstar, Vantas, Viadur, and Zoladex).