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Lupron: Global Drug Analysis and Forecasts to 2026 -

Research and Markets
Posted on: 15 Feb 18

The "Drug Analysis: Lupron" drug pipelines has been added to's offering.

Lupron (leuprolide; Takeda/AbbVie) is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist which acts on the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate luteinizing hormone (LH) release, resulting in a temporary surge in serum testosterone levels known as "flare".

With continued use, GnRH agonists such as Lupron cause downregulation of GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland, generating a significant reduction in LH and follicle-stimulating hormone secretion. This has the effect of complete shutdown of testosterone production in the testes, resulting in chemical castration where levels of the hormone drop by up to 95% and tumor growth is significantly reduced.

Key Topics Covered:

Product Profiles

Lupron: Prostate cancer

List of Figures

Figure 1: Lupron sales for prostate cancer across the US, Japan, and five major EU markets, by country, 2017-26

List of Tables

Table 1: Lupron sales for prostate cancer across the US, Japan, and five major EU markets, by country ($m), 2017-26

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Last updated on: 15/02/2018

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