Leuprolide, more commonly known as Lupron, is the GnRH agonist prescribed for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cysts, undiagnosed pelvic pain, precocious puberty, during infertility treatments, and to treat some cancers. It induces a menopause like state stopping menstruation and ovulation. Its widespread use for pain-related female reproductive disorders such as endometriosis or fibroids is not well supported, with very few studies indicating its efficacy in either reducing pain or in diagnosing endometriosis or other pelvic pain conditions. Conversely, reports of safety issues are mounting, especially within the patient communities. Class-action and mis-marketing lawsuits have arisen. Still, Lupron continues to be prescribed regularly to diagnose or treat pelvic pain disorders, generating over $700 million in revenue in 2010 and 2011, even though few studies have been conducted to support its continued use.
Purpose of the Lupron Side Effects Survey
Women and physicians need credible, non-industry sponsored data about the safety and efficacy of common medications. The Lupron Side Effects study was designed to determine the range, rate and severity of side-effects and adverse events associated with Lupron use in women.
Who Should Take the Lupron Side Effects Survey
Any woman who has used or is using Lupron for any reason. We are not currently collecting data on the adverse reactions for men and boys, but intend to launch a separate survey to tackle that population.
How Long Does the Survey Take?
The Lupron Side Effects Survey should take no more than 15 minutes.
How Will the Data be Used?
To inform future research and women’s health decision-making.
Is the Survey Anonymous and Secure?
Yes. We do not collect personal identifying information and the survey is hosted with SSL encryption using a verisign certificate Version 3, 128 bit encryption.
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