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ZOLADEX LA 10.8 MG INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 28890 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for ZOLADEX

Goserelin(10.8 mg)

food interaction for ZOLADEX

alcohol interaction for ZOLADEX

pregnancy interaction for ZOLADEX

lactation interaction for ZOLADEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zoladex la 10.8 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zoladex la 10.8 mg injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Zoladex la 10.8 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ZOLADEX

Goserelin(10.8 mg)

Uses

Zoladex la 10.8 mg injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

How it works

Zoladex la 10.8 mg injection is a hormone similar to the one produced by hypothalmus gland in brain. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen ( natural hormone of females) and amount of testosterone ( natural hormone in males). Reducing the amount of estrogen in females is one way of treating breast cancer and endometriosis. Reducing the amount of testosterone in males may slow or stop the spread and growth of prostate cancer cells that need testosterone to grow.

Common side effects

Bone pain, Breast tenderness, Constipation, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Impotence, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Swelling of breast, Vaginal dryness, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

Common Dosage for ZOLADEX LA 10.8 MG INJECTION

Patients taking ZOLADEX LA 10.8 MG INJECTION

  • 58%
    Once A Day
  • 33%
    Once A Month
  • 8%
    Twice A Week

SUBSTITUTES for ZOLADEX

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for ZOLADEX

  • Inform the doctor if you have a history of urinary problems (eg. blockage of the bladder or ureters), spinal cord problems, abnormal growths on or near the spine or spinal cord, mental or mood problems (eg, depression), diabetes or high blood sugar, a certain type of irregular heartbeat (congenital long QT syndrome) or other heart problems (eg, congestive heart failure), blood vessel problems, a stroke, or high blood calcium levels, bone problems like weak bones, osteoporosis (thinning or weakening of bones).
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while taking goserelin as it causes dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking goserelin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience worsening of symptoms like bone pain; blood in the urine; difficulty urinating; burning, numbness, or tingling especially during the first few weeks.
  • Consult your doctor if you continue to have menstrual bleeding while taking goserelin as it should stop regular menstrual bleeding.
  • Avoid becoming pregnant while using goserelin for at least 12 weeks after stopping goserelin.
  • Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels in diabetics taking goserelin is recommended.
  • Do not use oral contraceptives while you are having goserelin. Use necessary precautions to avoid pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions for ZOLADEX

Goserelin

Q.Is goserelin chemotherapy?
Goserelin is a chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of hormone-sensitive cancers of the breast (in pre- and peri- menopausal women) and prostate, and some benign gynecological disorders (endometriosis, uterine fibroids and endometrial thinning). In addition, it is used in assisted reproduction and in the treatment of precocious puberty

Q.What is goserelin implant?
Goserelin implants contain the active ingredient goserelin acetate and are injected under the surface of the skin on the stomach

Q.How long can I take zoladex for?
It is given once or multiple times as required. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen/noethisterone with zoladex?
Yes you can take paracetamol/ibuprofen/noethisterone with zoladex.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)