Lupaneta Pack

Drug List

Lupaneta Pack

Drug Name

Lupaneta Pack (Leuprolide acetate and Norethindrone acetate)

Manufactured By

AbbVie, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This product contains 2 medications: leuprolide and norethindrone. Leuprolide is used to treat pain due to a certain uterus disorder (endometriosis). It works by shrinking the abnormal uterine tissue that causes the pain. Uterine tissue needs the female hormone estrogen to grow and spread. Leuprolide helps to decrease the amount of estrogen that is made in the body. Norethindrone helps to decrease the bone thinning effect of leuprolide. Norethindrone is a type of female hormone (progestin). It is like the hormone progesterone that your body makes naturally.

How To Use

Leuprolide is given by injection into a muscle (intramuscularly) by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once every month. Leuprolide is slowly released into your blood over one month. Take norethindrone by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. These medications are used together for up to 6 months of treatment. Use these medications regularly to get the most benefit from them. To help you remember, take norethindrone at the same time each day. Mark your calendar to keep track of when to receive the next dose of leuprolide.

Side Effects

Hot flashes (flushing), increased sweating, night sweats, headache, upset stomach, nausea/vomiting, weight gain, breast changes (such as tenderness, pain), acne, joint/muscle aches, trouble sleeping, reduced sexual interest, hair loss, abnormal vaginal bleeding, dizziness, or mild burning/pain/bruising at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as new or worsening depression, thoughts of suicide, mood swings, memory problems), bone pain, easily broken bones, swelling of the hands/feet, vaginal pain/itching/discharge, frequent/burning/painful urination, yellowing eyes/skin, dark patches on the skin or face (melasma). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizures. Rarely, a very serious problem with your pituitary gland (pituitary apoplexy) may occur, usually in the first 2 weeks after your first injection of leuprolide. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: sudden severe headache, sudden severe mental/mood changes (such as severe confusion, difficulty concentrating), vision changes, severe vomiting, fainting. Norethindrone may rarely cause very serious (sometimes fatal) problems from blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke). Get medical help right away if you have: shortness of breath/rapid breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, confusion, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, sudden severe headaches, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. The medications in this kit may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this medication.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of norethindrone, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you miss a dose of leuprolide, contact your doctor promptly to establish a new dosing schedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.