A recent FDA report has shown that drugs used as puberty blockers, such as Lupron, have caused serious negative long-term effects in adults, including death.
According to the Christian Post, between 2004 and June 30 of this year, over 40,764 adverse reactions were recorded by patients who took Lupron and Triptorelin, including over 6,000 deaths associated with the drugs.
Though created to treat prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women, doctors are prescribing the drugs for children diagnosed with gender dysphoria to interrupt hormone levels while children decide their gender.
But reports have revealed destructive long-term effects for adults who took the drug as a child. Sharissa Derricott, who was prescribed Lupron as a young girl to help her grow taller, believes it has seriously hindered her life.
“It just feels like I’m being punished for basically being experimented on when I was a child,” she said to STAT News. “I’d hate for a child to be put on Lupron, get to my age and go through the things I have been through.”
In 2017, the FDA said it was “conducting a specific review of nervous system and psychiatric events in association with the use of GnRH agonists, [a class of drugs] including Lupron, in pediatric patients.”
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Source: Christian Headlines