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Are Lupron, Vantas, and Other Anti-Prostate Cancer Drugs Safe?

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Are anti-prostate drugs like Lupron, Zoladex, Trelstar, Viadur, Vantas, Eligard and Synarel safe? The US Food and Drug Administration is looking into whether these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases (heart attack, sudden cardiac death, stroke) in men receiving them for prostate cancer but has not made any conclusions yet.

From the FDA release: “FDA’s review is ongoing. The agency has not made any conclusions about GnRH agonists and whether they increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in patients receiving these medications for prostate cancer.”

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