• Trying to understand meds

    Asked by Poisonivey on Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Trying to understand meds

    I am done with chemo and radiation. I am almost 5 yrs out. Still take my meds everyday like a good little girl. So I just had my check up a few weeks ago and got my shot. I get eligard shots every 3 months. And while they were getting ready to give me my shot one of the nurses said something about it being a type of chemo. I wasn't really listening like I should have because this shot hurts and I feel a little funny after every time. My question is do any of you know anything about eligard and if it is a chemo shot. I'm feeling a little defeated. I didn't know what I was taking.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      Yes, I can help you... I'm an oncology nurse. Eligard (luprolide) is a hormone inactivating pharmaceutical. Leuprolide is classified as a leutinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist. HRH agonists work by telling the pituitary gland located in the brain to stop producing leutinizing hormone, which (in men) stimulates the testicles to release testosterone and (in women) stimulates the ovaries to release estrogen. It is a form of therapy but not a chemotherapy. I hope this helps to explain Eligard.

      14 days ago
    • Poisonivey's Avatar

      Ty yes it helps alot I was getting worried

      14 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      There wouldn't be a reason to worry anyway, because chemo is just medicine like the other things we take.

      12 days ago

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