Lupron Depot is a brand-name prescription medication that’s FDA-approved for the following uses:

  • as a palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer in men. (Palliative treatment is given to help relieve the symptoms of a condition and improve quality of life. It’s not used to cure a disease or prolong someone’s life.)
  • to relieve pain associated with endometriosis and to reduce the size of lesions (uterine tissue that forms outside the uterus) from this condition in women
  • to reduce the size of uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors in the tissue around the womb) in women, which helps relieve bleeding and pelvic pain or pressure

Another form of the drug, Lupron Depot-Ped, is approved to treat central precocious puberty in children. (See “What’s Lupron Depot-Ped?” below to learn more.)

Lupron Depot contains the drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, such as estrogen or testosterone. This can help stop certain cells from growing.

Lupron Depot is given as an injection into the muscle by your doctor.

What’s Lupron Depot-Ped?

Lupron Depot-Ped is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat central precocious puberty in children. With this condition, children begin their sexual development earlier than usual (before age 8 for girls and before age 9 for boys).

Lupron Depot-Ped contains the active drug leuprolide acetate (the same as Lupron Depot). By blocking the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone, Lupron Depot-Ped delays puberty while it’s being given.

Although Lupron Depot-Ped and Lupron Depot contain the same active drug, they treat different conditions. This article will discuss both Lupron Depot-Ped and Lupron Depot, which is used for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer in men. It also treats endometriosis or uterine fibroids in women.

Effectiveness

To learn about Lupron Depot’s effectiveness for each of the conditions it’s approved to treat, see the “Lupron Depot uses” section.

Lupron Depot is available only as a brand-name medication. It’s not currently available in generic form.

Lupron Depot contains the active drug leuprolide acetate.

Lupron Depot can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Lupron Depot. These lists do not include all possible side effects.

For more information on the possible side effects of Lupron Depot, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to deal with any side effects that may be bothersome.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs they have approved. If you would like to report to the FDA a side effect you’ve had with Lupron Depot, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild side effects

The mild side effects of Lupron Depot that are more common* can include:

  • body pain
  • nausea
  • sweating
  • acne
  • reduced sex drive
  • depression or other emotional changes, like anxiety
  • trouble urinating
  • abdominal (belly) pain
  • joint pain
  • testicular shrinkage in men
  • vaginal irritation or inflammation (swelling) in women
  • flu-like syndrome (symptoms similar to those caused by the flu, such as fever, chills, headache, and body aches)
  • hot flashes
  • weight gain (see “Side effect details” below)
  • period changes or not having a period in women

The mild side effects of Lupron Depot that are less common** can include:

  • dehydration
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • general tingling or numbness
  • increase in total cholesterol
  • injection site reactions (see “Side effect details” below)

* occurred in 10% or more of people in clinical studies

** occurred in less than 10% of people in clinical studies

How severe these side effects are may vary depending on your dosage schedule of Lupron Depot. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Lupron Depot aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:

  • Tumor flare with prostate cancer. Symptoms can include:
    • trouble urinating
    • painful urination
    • spinal cord compression, which may lead to paralysis
  • Estrogen spike with endometriosis, which may make your endometriosis symptoms worse before they get better. Symptoms can include:
    • pelvic pain
    • painful intercourse
    • painful or heavy periods
  • High blood sugar that may lead to new or worsening type 2 diabetes. Symptoms can include:
    • feeling very thirsty
    • headache
    • feeling sluggish
  • Not being able to get an erection or conceive a child (in men).
  • Loss of bone density (if taken long term).
  • Convulsions (violent shaking, seizures).
  • Problems with your heart’s electrical activity, such as long QT syndrome. Symptoms can include:
    • unexplained fainting
    • seizures
    • noisy gasping while sleeping
  • Cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, sudden death, or stroke. Symptoms can include:
    • pressure, tightness, or pain in chest
    • feeling lightheaded or dizzy
    • sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (on one side of the body)
    • sudden confusion or trouble speaking
    • sudden trouble walking
  • Allergic reaction (see “Side effect details” below)

Side effects in children

The most common side effects seen in children who took Lupron Depot-Ped for central precocious puberty include:

  • injection site reactions like pain, swelling, and infection
  • weight gain
  • pain throughout the body
  • acne
  • red or itchy rash
  • white scales on the skin
  • mood changes
  • swelling of the vagina, vaginal bleeding, or vaginal discharge in girls

Side effect details

You may wonder how often certain side effects occur with this drug. Here’s some detail on several of the side effects this drug may cause.

Allergic reaction

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Lupron Depot. Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:

  • skin rash
  • itchiness
  • flushing (warmth and redness in your skin)

A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
  • trouble breathing or speaking

Call your doctor right away if you have a severe allergic reaction to Lupron Depot. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Weight gain or weight loss

Weight changes may occur with Lupron Depot use. One of the most common side effects of women taking Lupron Depot is weight gain. However, some women may experience weight loss instead.

To find out how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information. If you have questions or concerns about this potential side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Injection site pain

Some people may experience injection site reactions, including pain, when taking Lupron Depot. To find out how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information.

Your doctor will likely rotate where they give you the injection of Lupron Depot each time to avoid using the same spot two times in a row. This can help prevent pain and other injection site reactions.

Lupron Depot can be injected into the muscle of:

  • the upper arm
  • the area above the buttocks
  • the outer part of the upper thigh

If you have questions or concerns about this potential side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Hair loss

Lupron Depot may cause hair loss in some people. This is likely due to the hormonal changes the drug causes. It’s not known if the hair that was lost will regrow after you stop taking Lupron Depot.

To find out how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information. If you have questions or concerns about this potential side effect, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Lupron Depot is given as an injection by your doctor. They will follow instructions provided by the manufacturer when giving you Lupron Depot.

What are the injections sites for Lupron Depot?

Lupron Depot can be injected into the muscle of:

  • the upper arm
  • the area above the buttocks
  • the outer part of the upper thigh

Your doctor will likely rotate where they give you the injection each time to avoid using the same spot two times in a row.

When is it given?

How often you receive a Lupron Depot dose depends on the condition it’s being used to treat:

Your doctor’s office will work with you to make sure the injection appointments fit your schedule. To help make sure you don’t miss an appointment, try setting a reminder on your phone.

The Lupron Depot dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:

  • the type and severity of the condition you’re using Lupron Depot to treat
  • the dose of Lupron Depot you take
  • other medical conditions you may have

The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Drug forms and strengths

Lupron Depot comes in the following strengths: 3.75 mg, 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg, 22.5 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg.

Lupron Depot-Ped (used in children) comes in the following strengths: 7.5 mg, 11.25 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg.

Dosage for endometriosis

For endometriosis, Lupron Depot can be given as:

  • 3.75 mg every 1 month
  • 11.25 mg every 3 months

Dosage for uterine fibroids

For uterine fibroids, Lupron Depot can be given as:

  • 3.75 mg every 1 month
  • 11.25 mg every 3 months

Dosage for advanced prostate cancer

For advanced prostate cancer, Lupron Depot can be given as:

  • 7.5 mg every month
  • 22.5 mg every 3 months
  • 30 mg every 4 months
  • 45 mg every 6 months

Dosage for central precocious puberty

For central precocious puberty, Lupron Depot-Ped can be given as a once-monthly dose that’s based on body weight:

  • 7.5 mg for children 55 lb (25 kg) or less
  • 11.25 mg for children more than 55 lb (25 kg) up to 83 lb (37.5 kg)
  • 15 mg for children more than 83 lb (37.5 kg)

Lupron Depot-Ped can also be given once every 3 months. The dosage options for taking it every 3 months are 11.25 mg or 30 mg.

What if I miss a dose?

Lupron Depot is given as an injection by your doctor. Your doctor’s office will work with you to make sure the injection appointments fit your schedule. To help make sure you don’t miss an appointment, try setting a reminder on your phone.

Will I need to use this drug long term?

How long you use Lupron Depot will depend on the condition it’s being used to treat.

If you’re taking Lupron Depot for advanced prostate cancer, you’ll likely use it long term to relieve your prostate cancer symptoms and to stop your prostate cancer tumor(s) from growing.

Lupron Depot is not typically used long term for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or central precocious puberty. How long it’s used for these conditions depends on how well it relieves symptoms and how severe the condition is. Your doctor can tell you more.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Lupron Depot to treat certain conditions. Lupron Depot may also be used off-label for other conditions. Off-label use is when a drug that’s approved to treat one condition is used to treat a different condition.

Lupron Depot for endometriosis

Lupron Depot is FDA-approved to treat endometriosis in women. It can help relieve pain associated with endometriosis. It can also reduce the size of lesions (uterine tissue that forms outside the uterus, which can be painful).

With endometriosis, the lining normally found inside the uterus begins to grow outside the uterus. This may occur in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other areas. These lesions can bleed and break down, resulting in pain and scar tissue. The lesions grow with the help of a hormone called estrogen that’s naturally produced in the body.

Lupron Depot contains the drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, like estrogen. This can help stop lesions from growing.

One of the possible side effects of Lupron Depot is a loss of bone density. Norethindrone acetate is a drug often given with Lupron Depot (when treating endometriosis) to prevent bone density loss.

Effectiveness for endometriosis

Lupron Depot has been found to be effective in treating endometriosis. For information on how the drug performed in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information. The manufacturer’s site also provides details on the drug’s effectiveness.

The American Association of Family Physicians recommends using a GnRH agonist, such as Lupron Depot, for treating endometriosis if hormonal contraceptives and NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen) aren’t effective.

Lupron Depot for fibroids

Lupron Depot is FDA-approved to reduce the size of uterine fibroids in women. (Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the tissue around the womb.) Lupron Depot is used with iron for this purpose. This combination can help relieve bleeding and pelvic pain or pressure associated with uterine fibroids.

Uterine fibroids can grow as big as a grapefruit and can cause excessive bleeding between periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, and an enlarged uterus.

Because of the excessive bleeding, some women with uterine fibroids develop anemia. This is a condition that occurs when a person loses too much blood or doesn’t have enough iron in their blood. Anemia can make a person feel weak, tired, and cold.

Lupron Depot is usually given with iron for 3 months before surgery to improve anemia associated with uterine fibroids.

The best way to treat uterine fibroids is to remove them, but it can be dangerous to have surgery if you also have anemia. Lupron Depot helps by blocking a hormone (estrogen) that causes the fibroids to bleed.

Effectiveness for fibroids

Lupron Depot has been found to be effective in treating fibroids, as well as associated anemia, when used together with iron supplements. For information on how the drug performed in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information. The manufacturer’s site also provides details on the drug’s effectiveness.

The American Association of Family Physicians recommends using an GnRH agonist, such as Lupron Depot, for treating fibroids in people who need temporary symptom relief before surgery. The guidelines also recommend a GnRH agonist, such as Lupron Depot, for treating fibroids in people who are approaching menopause.

Lupron Depot for palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer

Lupron Depot is FDA-approved as a palliative treatment for advanced prostate cancer in men. (Palliative treatment is given to help relieve the symptoms of a condition and improve quality of life. It’s not used to cure a disease or prolong someone’s life.)

Lupron Depot contains the drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, like testosterone. This can help stop prostate cancer cells from growing.

Effectiveness for advanced prostate cancer

Lupron Depot has been found to be an effective palliative treatment for advanced prostate cancer. For information about how the drug performed in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot’s prescribing information. The manufacturer’s site also provides details on the drug’s effectiveness.

The American Cancer Society recommends hormone therapy, including a GnRH agonist such as Lupron Depot, as a treatment option for advanced prostate cancer.

Lupron Depot for central precocious puberty

Lupron Depot-Ped is FDA-approved for the treatment of central precocious puberty in children. With this condition, children to begin their sexual development earlier than usual (before age 8 for girls and before age 9 for boys). This can lead to a growth spurt earlier in life. However, children with this condition may stop growing earlier than their peers.

Children with central precocious puberty may be shorter as adults than they would be otherwise. The condition can also lead to emotional, psychological, and behavioral problems due to experiencing hormonal changes earlier than their peers.

Lupron Depot-Ped contains the active drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by stopping the body from releasing certain sex hormones, which will delay puberty while it’s being given.

Effectiveness for central precocious puberty

Lupron Depot-Ped has been found to be effective in treating central precocious puberty. For information about how this drug performed in clinical studies, see Lupron Depot-Ped’s prescribing information. The manufacturer’s site also provides details about the drug’s effectiveness.

Guidelines from the Endocrine Society recommend a GnRH agonist, such as Lupron Depot-Ped, for treating central precocious puberty.

Off-label uses for Lupron Depot

In addition to the uses listed above, Lupron Depot may be used off-label for other uses. Off-label drug use is when a drug that’s approved for one use is used for a different one that’s not approved.

Lupron Depot for breast cancer

Lupron Depot is sometimes used off-label to treat breast cancer that’s estrogen responsive and premenopausal. It’s usually given with another breast cancer drug called an aromatase inhibitor. (“Estrogen responsive” means that estrogen causes the cancer to grow.)

Lupron Depot works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, like estrogen, which can help stop certain breast cancer cells from growing.

Lupron Depot for infertility

Lupron Depot is sometimes used off-label as a part of an infertility treatment called the “luteal Lupron protocol.” With this treatment, Lupron Depot is given 7 days before your normal menstrual cycle. It’s used with other hormones to increase the odds of getting pregnant by mimicking ideal hormonal levels.

Lupron Depot is often used with other drugs to help make it more effective.

Drugs used with Lupron Depot when treating endometriosis

Lupron Depot is often used with norethindrone acetate when treating endometriosis. This combination helps prevent bone density loss, which may happen when Lupron Depot is used alone.

Drugs used with Lupron Depot when treating fibroids

Lupron Depot is often used with iron supplements when treating uterine fibroids. This combination can help you recover from anemia, which is caused by excessive bleeding from the fibroids.

Drugs used with Lupron Depot for palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer

When treating advanced prostate cancer, Lupron Depot is often used with other drugs to reduce the risk of a tumor flare. These drugs are called anti-androgen medications.

Lupron Depot works by stopping your body from making certain hormones, like testosterone. When you first start taking Lupron Depot, your body may respond by producing too much testosterone. This can have negative side effects such as bone pain and paralysis. Lowering the risk of a testosterone flare can help lower your risk for these side effects.

Anti-androgen medications can be given with Lupron Depot or before you start Lupron Depot. Examples of these medications include bicalutamide (Casodex), nilutamide (Nilandron), and flutamide (Eulexin).

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Lupron Depot.

Is Lupron Depot a chemotherapy drug?

No, Lupron Depot is not a chemotherapy drug. It works differently than chemotherapy drugs.

Chemotherapy drugs are sometimes used to treat certain kinds of cancers. They work by killing rapidly growing cells in your body. Cancer cells are usually fast-growing cells, so they’re affected by chemotherapy. However, some healthy cells in your body are also fast-growing cells. These healthy cells can also be affected by chemotherapy drugs.

Lupron Depot contains the drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, such as estrogen or testosterone. This can help stop certain cells from growing.

Will I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking Lupron Depot?

There aren’t any known withdrawal symptoms after stopping Lupron Depot. But for some people, their condition may worsen if they stop using treatment.

Don’t stop treatment with Lupron Depot unless you’re directed to do so by your doctor. Your doctor will continue to schedule injection appointments for as long as you should be using Lupron Depot.

Does Lupron Depot cause sexual side effects in men or women taking the drug?

Yes, Lupron Depot may cause sexual side effects. This happens because of the hormonal changes that occur when taking Lupron Depot.

In men with advanced prostate cancer taking Lupron Depot, sexual side effects may include reduced sex drive. Some men also experienced impotence (not being able to conceive a child) and testicular shrinkage while taking Lupron Depot.

In women taking Lupron Depot for endometriosis or uterine fibroids, sexual side effects may include reduced sex drive and vaginal dryness. It’s not known how many women experienced these side effects in clinical studies.

Lupron Depot contains the drug leuprolide acetate, which belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It works by blocking your body from creating certain hormones, like estrogen and testosterone.

These hormones play key roles in many of our bodily functions. However, when the hormones are out of balance, they can cause negative side effects. For example, testosterone signals prostate cancer cells to grow. Lupron Depot works by stopping the production of testosterone in your body. This can help stop prostate cancer cells from growing.

With endometriosis, estrogen affects lesions (uterine tissue that forms outside of the uterus) by stimulating them to bleed like uterine tissue. This is often uncomfortable and painful.

Estrogen also can cause uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors in the tissue around the womb) to develop and grow. By blocking estrogen production, Lupron Depot helps reduce pain and can shrink or get rid of lesions and uterine fibroids.

Lupron Depot-Ped is used for central precocious puberty, a condition in which a child experiences the effects of puberty earlier than usual. Lupron Depot-Ped works by blocking certain hormones that make children’s bodies undergo puberty. This delays puberty as long as the child uses the medication.

How long does it take to work?

Lupron Depot begins working right away in your body. However, it usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks to see the full effects of the treatment (such as symptom relief) because your body goes through monthly cycles to produce hormones.

There are no known interactions between Lupron Depot and alcohol. However, if you drink alcohol regularly, you may have a higher risk for bone density loss. When used long term, Lupron Depot may also reduce your bone density if not taken with other treatments that can prevent this side effect. Bone density loss may lead to a higher risk of fractures and breaks.

If you drink alcohol regularly, talk with your doctor about the risk of bone density loss with Lupron Depot.

Lupron Depot isn’t known to interact with other medications, supplements, or foods. However, Lupron Depot may affect the results of certain lab tests.

Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe.

Before taking Lupron Depot, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid possible interactions.

Lupron Depot and lab tests

You may have reduced levels of certain hormones in your body during your treatment with Lupron Depot. If you have any lab tests that look for hormones, the results of the tests may be incorrect.

It’s recommended that you wait 3 months until after you’re done with Lupron Depot treatment before having these tests. This way, the results are less likely to be incorrect. Talk with your doctor about any tests you have scheduled while taking Lupron Depot to ensure your lab results will be accurate.

As with all medications, the cost of Lupron Depot can vary. To find current prices for Lupron Depot in your area, check out WellRx.com.

The cost you find on WellRx.com is what you may pay without insurance. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.

Your insurance plan may require you to get prior authorization before approving coverage for Lupron Depot. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the request and let you and your doctor know if your plan will cover Lupron Depot.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need to get prior authorization for Lupron Depot, contact your insurance company.

Financial and insurance assistance

If you need financial support to pay for Lupron Depot, help is available. Visit Medicine Assistance Tool to find programs that may help lower the cost of your prescription.

Lupron Depot should not be used by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Lupron Depot may cause harm to a developing fetus if used by a pregnant woman. In animal studies, Lupron Depot was given to pregnant female rabbits. It caused negative side effects in the offspring (such as fetal death and low birth weights). This was true even at very low doses.

Leuprolide, the active ingredient in Lupron Depot, is sometimes used off-label by women who are undergoing fertility treatments. It’s used as part of a complex hormone treatment plan that includes other medications. Lupron Depot should be used for this purpose only as recommended by your doctor.

Lupron Depot is not safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re using Lupron Depot.

It’s not known if Lupron Depot passes into breast milk. If you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Lupron Depot.

Before taking Lupron Depot, talk with your doctor about your health history. Lupron Depot may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:

  • Heart problems. Lupron Depot may raise your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack, sudden death, or stroke. If you already have heart disease or a history of a heart attack or stroke, your doctor may monitor you more closely while you’re taking Lupron Depot.
  • Diabetes. Lupron Depot may raise your blood sugar, which may put you at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you have a history of prediabetes or diabetes, Lupron Depot may worsen your diabetes. Talk with your doctor about how often you need to monitor your blood sugar levels when taking Lupron Depot.
  • Depression. Lupron Depot may make depression worse. If you have a history of depression, talk with your doctor about it before starting Lupron Depot.
  • Low bone density. Lupron Depot may cause loss of bone density when used to treat endometriosis, especially if it’s not taken with norethindrone acetate. If you have a personal or family history of low bone density, you may have a higher risk of losing bone density from Lupron Depot. Using tobacco or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can also raise your risk for bone density loss from Lupron Depot. Talk with your doctor about ways to lower your risk of bone density loss when taking Lupron Depot.
  • Pregnancy. Lupron Depot should not be used by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. For more information, see the “Lupron Depot and pregnancy” section above.
  • Breastfeeding. It’s not known if Lupron Depot passes into breast milk. For more information, see the “Lupron Depot and breastfeeding” section above.

Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Lupron Depot, see the “Lupron Depot side effects” section above.

Using more than the recommended dosage of Lupron Depot can lead to serious side effects.

You’ll receive Lupron Depot as an injection from your doctor, so they’ll make sure you receive the correct dose.

Overdose symptoms

Symptoms of an overdose can include:

  • trouble breathing
  • feeling slow or sluggish
  • excessive scratching

What to do in case of overdose

If you think you’ve been given too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use their online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

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