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What may my child's doctor prescribe for precocious puberty?

Your child's pediatrician has various options in prescribing a medication for central precocious puberty (CPP). This condition occurs when the pituitary glands release hormones early and a young child enters puberty sooner than expected. Your child's doctor or healthcare provider may prescribe a histrelin subcutaneous implant called Supprelin LA. This prescription medication is similar to gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and will improve symptoms. Another treatment, usually includes a monthly injection of a medication, such as leuprolide (Lupron Depot), which delays further development. Synarel, a nasal spray, is another treatment option. If you have any questions about CPP, talk with your doctor to better understand this condition.

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