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Q: Hormone injection and heart problems ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Hormone injection and heart problems
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: vaac-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2004 12:49 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2004 12:49 PDT
Question ID: 397573
I have read somewhere that a injection of a testostarone blocking
hormone, such as Luppron or Eligard, to fight prostate cancer, can
cause heart problems. Does anybody know what kind of heart problems
this can cause and/or where I can find more information?
Subject: Re: Hormone injection and heart problems
Answered By: librariankt-ga on 27 Sep 2004 14:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Vaac,

These drugs do have possible side effects on the cardiovascular
system, including angina, stroke, and heart attack.  Here are some
websites that discuss the drugs and their side effects:

NOTE: Lupron and Eligard are both brand names for Leuprolide.
"CV: Peripheral edema, angina, cardiac arrhythmias, TIA/stroke
hypotension, vasodilation; MI, pulmonary emboli"


rapid heartbeat 
chest pain 

USPDI Advice for the Patient

I found these sites by first doing a search of Google for "leuprolide
side effects" and by looking in the two public drug guides that are
part of Medlineplus ( under leuprolide.  Good
luck, and please let me know if you need further assistance!

vaac-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thanks, Librariankt, for the very useful references, which will be
useful not only for this but for many other medical problems.

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