LEUPRORELIN

Clinical Indication

Prostate cancer (subcutaneous injection for patients at risk of haematoma)

Comments

GP can give first injection to patients in whom anti-androgen treatment has been started by secondary care clinician.

Local guidance

Regulation restricts the prescribing and supply of puberty-suppressing hormones to children and young people under 18

Date of classification

October 2016

Green

Medicines which could be started in any health care setting and do not require oversight by a specialist and which primary care would have full responsibility for prescribing and monitoring.