This drug may interact with other medications. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, stop taking this drug and continue taking your other medication. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.
Does food or alcohol interact with Eligard?
This drug can be taken with or without meals, as there are no notable interactions. There are no notable interactions with alcohol with this drug, though it should be avoided or minimized.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
What health conditions may interact with Eligard?
This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:
- Diabetes mellitus or hyperglycemia
- Cardiovascular diseases
- History of seizures or cerebrovascular disorders
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Eligard.
What is the dose of Eligard for an adult?
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- Administer each dose subcutaneously. The frequency of dosing is dependent on the recommended dose.
- One 7.5 mg injection every month
- One 22.5 mg injection every 3 months
- One 30 mg injection every 4 months
- One 45 mg injection every 6 months
What is the dose of Eligard for a child?
The recommended dose for pediatric patients has not been established. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for available substitutes and more information on this drug.
How is Eligard available?
This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Pre-filled syringe with suspension for injection
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.