Medicine Overview of Fuvestrol Injection
Side Effects of Fuvestrol are Headache, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Urinary tract infection, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
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.
In Depth Information on Fuvestrol Injection
- 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.
Fuvestrol Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
No information is available on the use of Fuvestrol Injection during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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.
If you miss a dose of Fuvestrol Injection, please consult your doctor.
Questions Related to Fuvestrol
This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
Frequently asked questions about Fuvestrol Injection
Q. Is Fuvestrol an aromatase inhibitor/chemo drug/hormone?
No, Fuvestrol 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 Fuvestrol used for?
Fuvestrol 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 Fuvestrol administered?
Fuvestrol 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 Fuvestrol cause hair loss?
Fuvestrol has not been reported to cause hair loss.
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