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EMA’s safety committee (PRAC) is recommending measures to avoid handling errors in the preparation and administration of leuprorelin depot medicines.

A review by the PRAC found that handling errors resulted in some patients receiving insufficient amounts of their medicine. The errors reported included incorrect use of the needle or syringe, causing the medicine to leak from the syringe, and failure to inject leuprorelin properly.

The Committee is therefore recommending that only healthcare professionals familiar with the preparation steps for leuprorelin depot medicines should prepare and administer the medicines to patients. Patients should not prepare or inject these medicines themselves.

The Committee also made recommendations for particular leuprorelin depot medicines.

For more information:

Leuprorelin depot medicines: PRAC recommends new measures to avoid handling errors

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