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Busag 5mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Busag 5mg Injection is used in the treatment of hormone-dependent prostate cancer. It works by decreasing the blood levels of testosterone in males.

Busag 5mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Decreased libido is one of the common side effect of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice ash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips. Regular blood tests are required to check your level of liver enzymes, fats (lipid level) in the body.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, irregular heartbeat, and blood pressure. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Busag Injection

Side effects of Busag Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Busag

  • Decreased libido
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bone pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Injection site pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Decreased libido
    If you experience this side effect, talk to your doctor. They may be able to reduce your dose or change your medication. In general, healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and keeping a healthy weight can make a big difference. Regular exercise can increase your stamina, lift your mood and boost your libido. Find ways of coping with stress such as meditation or relaxation techniques. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as they can lower your sex drive.
  • Coping with Increased sweating
    Try wearing loose, light-weighted, and breathable clothing. Use a strong antiperspirant and keep yourself cool with a fan. Changing your shoes and socks often might also help. Try cutting down on coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can increase your body temperature and promote sweating. Avoid spicy foods, this will help you deal with excessive sweating. If this does not help, talk to your doctor about other possible medications.
  • Coping with Muscle weakness
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Bone pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.
  • Coping with Erectile dysfunction
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.
  • Coping with Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Busag Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Busag Injection works

Busag 5mg Injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by a hypothalmus gland in the brain. It works by decreasing the blood levels of testosterone in males.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Busag 5mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Busag 5mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Busag 5mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Busag 5mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As you may feel dizzy, drowsy or have blurred eyesight while using this medicine and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Busag 5mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Busag 5mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Busag Injection?

If you miss a dose of Busag 5mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Busag 5mg Injection
₹1600.0/Injection
Zerelin 5mg Injection
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₹1100/ml of Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Busag 5mg Injection helps in the treatment of hormone-dependent prostate cancer.
  • It is given as an injection either under the skin.
  • It may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are diabetic, monitor your blood glucose level regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.

Patient Concerns

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I have problem of frequent urination at night. My father had same at his time.Doctor told me that I am having BPH.Also I went through PSA whose result is 1.8 increased prostate gland size is 40 which came in ultrasound report .When doctor did some test by inserting his finger in my rectal area I felt abnormal pain.doctor asked me to go for a culture test so as to check which can be the best medicine for BPH for me. Kindly suggest if it can be something else like prostate cancer.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
May not be prostate cancer, it is only begnin enlargement of prostate.
Do i have prostrate cancer. Married but now having difficulty in having relation with wife. Penis not hard in the morning. Having problem with self spontaneous erection. Please help. God Bless.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Not a symptom of prostate cancer
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FAQs

Q. Is Busag safe?

Yes, Busag is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Busag delay your period?

Yes, Busag delays your period. Consult your doctor for advice

Q. Does Busag make you gain weight/bloat?

Yes, Busag can make you gain weight/bloat. Healthy diet and daily exercise can help control your weight gain

Q. Does Busag make you tired?

Yes, you may feel less energetic. Take more rest.

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References

  1. BC Cancer Agency Cancer Drug Manual. Buserelin; 1994 [revised Mar. 2012]. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
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