Lupron Depot, Triptodur, and Supprelin are medications used to suppress puberty.
These medications stop the hormones that cause the body to mature. Some of the changes that have happened will slow down or stay the same after the medicine is started.
In girls, the breast tissue will soften and stop growing, periods will stop, mood swings might go away.
In boys, the testicles will soften and stop growing and mood swings might go away.
Hair growth, oily skin and acne may slow down or stay the same.
Treatment of early puberty is continued until the child reaches an age when puberty would be considered normal. The decision of which medication will be prescribed will be made by you and your child's provider, as a team.
After stopping the medication, the body resumes normal hormone production. Your child will restart puberty without any effects to their future health.
Lupron and Triptoduris are given by an injection into the muscle. The nurse will help you decide if you want to give the shots at home or get them at the doctor's office.
Supprelin is an implant inserted by a specially trained doctor into the upper arm.