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How Long Do Lupron Shot Side Effects Last?

09/17/2008

Question:

I had a 3 month Lupron shot for prostate cancer 5 months ago.  I still have the hot flashes every 15 minutes to 1/2 hour by the clock.  I`m also still chemically castrated. What`s up with that?

Answer:

The effects of the Lupron shot could potentially last several months, even 6-12 months.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University