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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2002-02-13 15:58:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Lupron 1 mo. vs. 4 mo. depot

farrell_cynthia wrote:
> I'm hoping someone can explain the difference between the 1 and 4 mo.
> depots of Lupron. One of our kids has had 3 of the 1 mo. shots and
> we just ordered the next set from Professional Arts, with the plan
> that he'll get a shot every 4 mo. now. Our vet had us order the same
> thing as before (I don't have the dosage handy, but for 3 vials of
> the Lupron it was $105). I asked if we should be ordering a
> different script instead for the 4 mo., but she said it was the same
> script, it's just given every 4 mo. instead of every 1. Is this
> right? Is there a different script we should be ordering? I guess
> I'm confused about what the difference is between the 1 mo. and 4 mo.
> depot.

I'm afraid your vet gave you a bum steer. The "depot" relates to how
long it takes the shot to disolve and be absorbed by the body. If you
have been giving the 1 month depot, it was probably 250 or 500 mcg. The
4 month depot is 1 or 2 mg and disolves over a 4 month period so he
still gets 250 or 500 mcg per month. If you called in the same script,
they are going to send you just what you have been giving. For a lot
more on Lupron theraphy, go to and click on

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde