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Fuvestrol Injection


Uses of Fuvestrol Injection

Fuvestrol Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is used only in women who have gone through menopause.

Fuvestrol Injection side effects

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea

How to use Fuvestrol Injection

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

How Fuvestrol Injection works

Fuvestrol Injection blocks the action of estrogen on breast cancer cells. This can lower or stop the growth of some breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.

Fuvestrol Injection related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fuvestrol Injection.
Fuvestrol 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.
Fuvestrol Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Fuvestrol Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Fuvestrol Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fuvestrol Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Fuvestrol Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Fuvestrol Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fuvestrol Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Fuvestrol Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fuvestrol Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Fuvestrol Injection is used for the treatment of hormone dependent breast cancer.
  • It should only be taken by women who have undergone menopause and cannot become pregnant.
  • It is given as a slow injection into the muscles (intramuscular) of your buttock.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any bleeding disorder, kidney or liver disease or if you are receiving any medicines to prevent blood clots.
  • Do not take Fuvestrol Injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Fuvestrol

Any medicine to treat stage 4 breast cancer and strengthen immunity
Dr. Saurav Arora
Dear mam you can safely take homeopathic treatment in your case, but as your case is chronic the treatment should be under monitoring of a physician
She has breast cancer at 4 sta
Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Cancer Specialist
Dear PATIENT 4 Breast Cancer means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The management of such cancers depends on the site where the cancer has spread and on the receptor status of the breast cancer. If you can share the details with me, I will be happy to let you know the potential management
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Q. What is Fuvestrol and what is it used for?

Fuvestrol contains a medicine, Fulvestrant which is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Fuvestrol?

Your doctor would advise you the exact dose of this medicine. It is given as a slow (1 to 2 minutes) intramuscular (deep into the muscle) injection in your buttocks. It is administered by a medical healthcare professional only.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Fuvestrol?

The common side effects associated with this medicine are headache, vomiting, urinary tract infection, diarrhea, vaginal bleeding, low platelets count and back pain. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

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