Endometriosis UK
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hi has anybody had these? i got diagnosed with stage 3 endo in nov after having lap he said he couldnt do anything as it was that bad so put me on prostap injections for 6 month the pain has gone due to these putting me through early menopause at 27 i go back to see consultant in dec but not sure what happens after these injections last one is in july???? x

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also had prozen pelvis and bulky fibroids whtever that is?


I had this, it stops your ovaries from working so once the injections are stopped your ovaries start working again. I had the marina coil fitted as well.

I have found this from the NHS website


Information specific to: Prostap 3 DCS 11.25mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes when used in Endometriosis.

Prostap (Proh-stap) is a medicine which is used in prostate cancer and endometriosis. Prostap contains leuprorelin acetate. It is supplied by Takeda UK Ltd.

The information in this Medicine Guide for Prostap varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.

Your medicine

Prostap prevents the production of certain types of hormones in the body. It is used to treat prostate cancer. Prostap is also used in women who have endometriosis.

Other information about Prostap:

it is important to have Prostap in the first five days of your menstrual cycle. For more information read the Patient Information Leaflet or talk to your prescriber

this medicine should only be used for a maximum of six months

Prostap is usually given to you by a healthcare professional. The person responsible for giving you your medicine will make sure that you get the right dose.

If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber or someone involved in your medical care.

Whether this medicine is suitable for you

Prostap is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

are a woman who could become pregnant

are allergic or sensitive to or have had a bad reaction to gonadotrophin releasing hormone or substances similar to gonadotrophin releasing hormone in the past

are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

are breast-feeding

are pregnant

have depression

have diabetes

have pituitary glandtumours

have risk factors for developing osteoporosis such as have a family history of osteoporosis, drink alcohol heavily, use tobacco or take medicines that lower bone mineral density such as anticonvulsants or corticosteroids

have vaginal bleeding and the cause of the bleeding is not known

Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for a child.

As part of the process of assessing suitability to take this medicine a prescriber may also arrange tests:

to check that this medicine is not having any undesired effects

Over time it is possible that Prostap can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Prostap has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.


Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.

In the case of Prostap:

there are no known interactions between alcohol and Prostap


Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.

In the case of Prostap:

there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when having Prostap

Driving and operating machinery

When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

In the case of Prostap:

this medicine could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery

You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.

Family planning and pregnancy

Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.

In the case of Prostap:

you must not use Prostap during pregnancy as it may harm the baby. If you could become pregnant, you must use effective non-hormonal contraception or abstain from penetrative sex

your prescriber will only start your treatment with Prostap once they are certain that you are not pregnant. For more information talk to your prescriber

This medicine is not suitable during pregnancy. It is very important that you seek urgent medical advice if you become pregnant or think you have become pregnant while taking this medicine.

If you are planning to become pregnant, you should discuss your personal circumstances with your doctor so that together you can make a decision about what treatment you may need during your pregnancy.


Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.

In the case of Prostap:

women who are breast-feeding must not have this medicine

Before you have your baby you should discuss breast-feeding with your doctor or midwife. If you wish to breast-feed you should discuss with your prescriber whether there are any other medicines you could take which would also allow you to breast-feed. You should not stop this medicine without taking advice from your doctor.

Taking other medicines

There are no known important interactions between Prostap and other medicines. If you experience any unusual symptoms while having Prostap and other medicines you should tell your prescriber.

Complementary preparations and vitamins

Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.

If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Prostap.

Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.

If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should tell your prescriber.

Hope it helps

LauraLou x


Im on zolodex, same kind of thing. Im 26 so they told me after this either future surgery or the pill, Im on hormone therapy and vitamins so they seem to be easing the symptoms. Thye did tell me to consider children as it helps but not in that situation xx


i had the coil and had to have it out was causing too much pain........ hope the pain doesnt come back after last injection then ive got 2 children


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