Lupron Class Action

If you received Lupron for the treatment of prostate cancer or endometriosis, read on for some important information you need to know.

According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 241,740 new cases and 28,170 deaths from prostate cancer in the U.S. in 2012. Millions of women in the U.S. suffer with endometriosis, and nearly half all women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with fibroids. These individuals likely have received Lupron as part of their treatment.

Lupron, or leurolide, is a man-made hormone that reduces the amount of estrogen in women or testosterone in men. It is available by prescription only and is used in the treatment of endometrosis and fibroids in women and prostate cancer in men. Lupron is administered through injection under the skin or into a muscle. A patient may be instructed on how to self-inject himself or herself at home. Injections are typically either once a month or every three to six months, depending on the condition being treated.

FDA Investigates Lupron

In 2010, the FDA conducted a safety review of Lupron and other GnRH agonists (testosterone-suppressing drugs) amid reports of increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in men and bone density loss in women who received Lupron. The review prompted several labeling changes to ensure patient safety. The drug manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, updated their product labeling and website to include information on these specific risks. For patients who whose lives were affected by Lupron, however, updating product labels is not enough. They want Lupron to be taken off the market.

Lupron Side Effects

Side effects associated with Lupron include:

  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain that radiates to the shoulder or arm
  • High blood sugar
  • Pain, burning, bruising or redness where Lupron was injected
  • Loss of movement in any part of the body
  • Rapid weight gain, swelling
  • Urinating more frequently; painful or difficult urination
  • Dry cough and/or wheezing
  • Feeling like you’re going to faint
  • Sudden headache accompanied with vomiting, blurry vision, confusion, fainting, weak pulse, slow breathing or slow heart rate

Major Pharmaceutical Pays $150 Million to Lupron Victims

Currently there are many websites dedicated to Lupron victims who wish to network and discuss the possibility of filing lawsuits. To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed against Abbott Laboratories for marketing an unsafe drug, but it’s only a matter of time with hundreds of Lupron victims who are eager to hold the company accountable. It wouldn’t be the first time the company ended up in legal hot water over Lupron.

Prescription Access Litigation (PAL), a national coalition of health and human service organizations and consumers, filed a lawsuit in federal court in 2001 against TAP Pharmaceuticals Products (TAP), Inc, Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. The suit accused the defendants of intentionally inflating the average wholesale price of Lupron, forcing patients to pay more for the drug than they should have. The suit also alleged that physicians received free samples of Lupron and charged patients for them and they received monetary incentives to sell Lupron. The federal government brought civil and criminal charges against TAP, to which the firm plead guilty and agreed pay $875 in penalties. In 2004, TAP agreed to pay $150 million to settle with victims of their fraudulent scheme.

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  1. Ms Jackson says:

    I’m taking the Lupron didn’t know the side effects the surgeon or doctors didn’t warn me so now I’m having problems with my bones aching and possible movements different areas and thoughtless my eyes are blurry like vision and it’s number of things is going on I had endometriosis I had the surgery on October 2nd 2017 I’m just healing but I do have bad pain in my body I would like to know if someone knows of an attorney that I can get in touch with because I was fine until I took the Lupron

  2. I took Lupron for 3 months for endometriosis. I had no Idea it caused severe memory loss. I went from being an excellent employee that showed efficiency with high rated yearly evals to an employee with careless mistakes and frequent disciplinary actions for job performance. I would just get stuck in my thoughts and could not remember anything. Sometimes I would forget to spell words. I decided to go to see a neurologist. He sent me for a MRI and EEG. Both test were normal. I eventually quit my job for fear of getting fired. I took a cognitive test which showed memory loss. I am off of Lupron now. The endometriosis pain is back again.

  3. Colleen Simmons says:

    6 months of Lupron and my life has been severely affected. Bone pain in my legs and hips started within weeks of my first injection. The doctor said it was in my head and gave me pain killers. Upon waking I walk as if I am 80 years old and I’m only 37!
    Since my first injection, which never took away the effects of stage 4 endometriosis, I have a handful of new symptoms and issues. I am unable to work due to all of the physical therapy I am involved in and now have to be enrolled in pain management for issues that I never had before Lupron. This has caused much emotional distress as well.
    I am saddened to read of all affected by this poison which was put into our bodies. I was beyond desperate for a solution to my pain and was told if not for this drug I would need a hysterectomy. Call me ignorant but not many people will ever understand the desperation that we seek from the dibilitating pain of endometriosis.
    Not only do I suffer now with additional chronic pain issues, it’s a huge emotional distress as well. I could go on for hours about how this drug has affected my life but right now I can just pray for a solution. Pray that this drug be taken off the market before more lives are affected.

  4. I have had one shot of lupron and now I have problems with my liver. It’s a rare reaction to the lupron that wasn’t even listed! My regular doctor had to research it more! I’m hoping I don’t have much permanent damage done to my liver. I wanna sue this company but I don’t know how to go about it.

  5. I e lost all my back teeth , broken bones for simply tripping. I have heart failure they have no cause for. I have IC and Bowel issues. The headaches are horrible. I believe I was given 12-14 shots of this drug and it did nothing but harm. I ended up with cysts on ovaries and well had to have a hysterectomy eventually. It never helped . I couldn’t even leave my house when I was given the drug the anxiety was so bad. I’ve always believed Lupron was the cause. My mother pushed me to take it. She wanted me to have children at any cost.

  6. Tammi Kenaga says:

    I would please like info for an attorney to fight lupron. It has ruined my life. I now can not work and have no income because of the pain it has caused me.

  7. I took Lupron injections for 2 months back in the 90s to treat endometriosis. After 2 months on it, my doctor noticed my thyroid was enlarged and ordered tests. It was determined I have Hashimoto’s (Hypothryroidism) and have been on thyroid supplements ever since. My fertility doctor told me he frequently sees that in women who have taken Lupron and wasnt’ surprised. Thirty years later and I’m still on thyroid medication. I wish I had known that was a possibility…I would have tried another option.

  8. Ladies, I was on my way to get this injection today when I felt something in my gut warning me not to get it. I wasn’t aware of the side effects, so I started researching and found this site with your comments. I rescheduled my injection and since reading this have become convinced that I will not go through with it. I’ll still have to pay for it, but I don’t think I will get it now. All this to say, thank you for your comments. They do make a difference and they could have just saved me from the symptoms you now have to endure. I cannot thank you enough for posting your stories and for the warning.

  9. Brooke Sutton says:

    I have endometriosis, and have had teeth fall out, including anxiety depression, mood swings, bone density issues,weight loss issues, I’ve had to quit work, had ovarian cyst, and was on lupron for a while. Once I couldn’t handle all side effects and stopped the injection completely after being told I needed a psychiatrist, however they wanted me to continue the shot after taking three surgeries and an ovary removed at the age of 23, and I’m now 25 in worst condition now than I had ever been before the shot of Satan.

  10. Regina J. says:

    I was on Lupron for 2 yrs, the affect on the human body is unbelievable. Its been 11 yrs and its hard to believe this medication is still on the market.

    Lupron has been all over the internet for years with Women testimonies on how Dangerous this Drug is. Ive read stories from Mother’s children and the other way around, who’ve passed on from this Poison Drug. This drug that they call Lupron has destroyed lives and its still doing it.

    I don’t know exactly what it is going to take to get this Drug off the Market and to Start the Biggest Group Lawsuit after abestos. What I do know is their will be one, I may not live to see it, just as long as this Company pays for all the lives they destroyed and to continue to destroy. If i would have known after 2006 i would be applying for Disability I would never have taken this drug.

    I have the 2006 pamplet they give with the drug and none of the Symptoms we all complain about is up there. They list conditions that you may have for a reason not to take Lupron. Well those conditions they happen to List are the ones you get after taking Luoron. Depression, Migraine headaches, Epilepsy, High Level Cholesterol and Smoking. Ended up with 3 out the 5 the pamplet list. Ive worked two Jobs, driving school bus and armed security…now im on disabilty still as of 2017 dealing with depression and constant bone pain.
    Lupron is so dangerous that it still does something to your body after you have been off it for years. How could that Be?

    I Wish eveyone Good Luck and some sought of Healing.

  11. I took 4 of 6 shots of Lupron 2.5 years ago for stage 4 endometriosis. It was found in my colon and removed along with 6″ of my colon. My obgyn suggested the shot. I wish I had done all of this research before taking the shot. If it had been for the Lord and praying mother, I would not be here today. I developed anxiety, panic attacks, high bp, gi issues, joint and muscle pain, and major weigh gain. I am only 39 and feel like 90. I have recently been having teeth issues. I have had 5 pulled and need one more pulled. For some reason they are all cracking. My doctors will not help me. They say it is not from Lupron at all. I have numerous test done and everything comes back normal. There is no explanation of my pain except Lupron. I was a young, active women before this shot. After the third injection, I ended up in er thinking I was having a heart attack. It was a panic attack. I wish there was some kind of help out there for people that I have suffered from this drug.2146860492

  12. Lynn, I have the same issues with my teeth. I am 39 and have had 5 teeth pulled and about to get another pulled. The strange thing is once they are pulled and there is nothing there, the gum area is still hurting. I also feel like this has aged me terribly. I cant get any help. All my doctors say is NO it is out of your system by now. Why is this drug still being given????

    • My doctor told me the same thing about lupron being out of my system and not the cause of any the issues I now face since taking the drug. Also when I brought my concerns to my doctor through out my 6 month lupron treatment I was told that the drug was safe and “not” causing the symptoms/problems I was experiencing. My last injection was in late February/early march of 2016 and since then I continue to suffer from side effects such as weight gain ( and inability to loose the 45lbs gained despite dietary restrictions/exercise) easily becoming excessively sweating, no sex drive, vaginal dryness the list goes on. Following my doctors recommendation to take lupron was one of my biggest mistakes I ever made but when your told it’s the only chance of having children one day I felt like I had no choice at the time. Feel free to contact me Kristen Ashley on facebook

  13. I was an “experimental” case for Lupron…back in the 90 (s). I took a daily dose of Lupron for 2 1/2 yrs via injections. It was prescribed due to endometriosis and numerous endoangiomas. I felt wonderful on the Drug! Now, 20+ yrs, at age 51yrs, I have developed osteopenia with several fractures to my body. Even putting on clothing causes my ribs to fracture. I have a lot of scar tissue to lungs, with nodules. I developed cluster headaches and take a preventative medication and the list continues. I had to sign an affidavit noting possible side effects. Interesting, no one ever contacted me about the Lupron treatment.

  14. I was given the Lupron Injection for endo back in 2010. It was the worst experience ever. To this day I have joint pain, brain fog, my teeth also turned very bad, I have a lot of dizzy and almost fainting spells also. My body has not been right since I was given this horrible drug! I was never told about any side effects when they suggested this medication. I still get the horrible pains that they “treated” with Lupron. Any action to stop giving this drug to women would be in their benefit.

    • Heather, in case you see this. I too have struggled with endometriosis. Have you joined the Nancy’s Nook FB page? Great information on there to include access to a list of true experts in removing the endometriosis lesions. I had this surgery 10 years ago at the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta…and have been pain and symptom free ever since. It will not help with the side effects of the Lupron, but could save you the pains from endo. I think it should be illegal to push Lupron or other treatments that have never been proven to work for endometriosis. It is also terrible that many Ob/gyns try to treat it by laser which is also ineffective. We need real experts to handle this complex disease, and I pray you seek one out.

  15. Casey Doble says:

    For the last 5 years I have had nothing but problems. I’m 29 years old and I feel like my body is constantly in pain. I have bone pain, joint pain. I tell my husband and doctors all the time I feel like I am a 90 year old woman. I have always thought that lupron was the cause of this. When I had the injections there would be times I couldn’t even walk but body hurt so bad. And since then I have had the same issues. Please help

  16. Inna lurye says:

    It had been 2 years since I got 4 injections of Lupron, since than I can’t recover from severe bone and joint pain, muscle weakness, tiredness, blurry vision, headaches, dizziness, irregular heartbeat. I am 46, but I feel like I am 100. This drug made my life not worth living. What is worst of all, I suffer in complete silence. No doctor would definitively confirm, that my present condition caused by Lupron. I hardly walk, I fear that I won’t be able to work, I am alone and I just don’t think is able to survive after been handicapped by this drug. No one had warned me about potential danger

    • I totally agree. I was on lupron for a year in 2007-2008 for endometriosis. Back then information was easy to contain about anything and everything. I was going through a free care hospital and they put me on lupron. Told me that it was a form of birth control that would put my body through menopause and slow down my endometriosis. I was 25. Beautiful and healthy other than my suffering from endometriosis. Even after the year of it and surgery I never was myself again. Skin breakouts scarred from it now. Bone mass loss. My teeth are pretty much all needing to be pulled and I’m only 34. I went to the doctor years ago for bruising no reason. Was told I must have bumped myself. Body aches was put on pain meds. Chronic migraines was put on seizure medicine to prevent migraines. Was put on estrogen patches. The list goes on and on. I had a severe bloating problem thousands of dollars later no results could say what was causing it. I’m 34 and feel like I’m 100 as well. I miss my skin, my hair, my teeth, my health, and energy before lupron… I miss me…

    • You are not alone Lupron has ruined my life. I am still looking for any help to fix this severe side effects pleas let me know if you are aware of any support or informational groups . I just want my life back.

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