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FASLODEX 250MG INJECTION

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Composition for FASLODEX

Fulvestrant(250 mg)

food interaction for FASLODEX

alcohol interaction for FASLODEX

pregnancy interaction for FASLODEX

lactation interaction for FASLODEX

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Faslodex 250mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Faslodex 250mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Faslodex 250mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for FASLODEX

Fulvestrant(250 mg)

Uses

Faslodex 250mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

How it works

Faslodex 250mg injection works by blocking the action of estrogen on breast cancer cells. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast cancer that need estrogen to grow.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Bone pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Headache, Hot flashes, Injection site swelling, Injection site pain, Loss of appetite, Sore throat, Vomiting, Weakness

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Expert advice for FASLODEX

  • Fulvestrant should only be taken by women who have undergone menopause and cannot become pregnant.
  • Fulvestrant should be used with caution if you have kidney/liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any bleeding disorder, decreased platelet count, or are receiving blood-thinning medication (for example, warfarin), as fulvestrant when administered in the muscles of the buttock carries a risk of bleeding.
  • There is a potential risk of thinning or weakening of the bone (osteoporosis) with fulvestrant use. If you experience any such effects, inform your doctor immediately.
  • Fulvestrant use may lead to asthenia (lack or loss of strength and energy). If you experience such symptoms, avoid driving or operating machines.

Frequently asked questions for FASLODEX

Fulvestrant

Q.Is fulvestrant an aromatase inhibitor/chemo drug/hormone?
No, fulvestrant belongs to group of medication called as estrogen receptor antagonists. It is a chemotherapeutic drug used for the treatment of breast cancer in women who have attained menopause

Q.What is fulvestrant used for?
Fulvestrant is used in the treatment of breast cancer which has spread locally or to other parts of the body, in women who have attained menopause, and have not responded well to treatment with antiestrogen medications

Q.How is fulvestrant administered?
Fulvestrant is administered by in the muscles of the buttocks, one injection on each side, once a month; this is followed by similar doses at intervals of 2 weeks

Q.Does fulvestrant cause hair loss?
Fulvestrant has not been reported to cause hair loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)