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Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is used for the treatment of prostate cancer in men.

Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is given as an injection under the skin 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.

Hot flashes is very common side effect of this medicine. The long-term use of medicine may cause weakened bones and reduction in bone mineral density. You are advised to take vitamin D and calcium supplements while taking this medicine. Women might experience vaginal bleeding during initials days of treatment, which will stop on its own. Consult with your doctor, if this bothers you or does not go away.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have a history of drinking alcohol and diabetes. 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 Zoladex Injection

Side effects of Zoladex 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 Zoladex

  • Increased sweating
  • Decreased libido

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 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 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.

How to use Zoladex Injection

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

How Zoladex Injection works

Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is a synthetic hormone. It works by reducing the level of testosterone (male hormone). This causes regression of prostate tumor and improves symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Zoladex LA 10.8mg 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
UNSAFE
Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Zoladex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • It is a prefilled syringe that is injected under the skin of the abdomen, every 12 weeks.
  • It should not be used in females and children.
  • It may cause a reduction in bone mineral density and weakened bones. Your doctor may prescribe other medicines to reduce bone loss.
  • Inform your doctor if you start to feel depressed or have disturbing thoughts or feelings during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
GNRH Analogue
Habit Forming
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Patient Concerns

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My Dr. has given dose of inj. Zoladex 3.6 mg for endometriosis, 3 doses of its are compulsory or 2 doses are sufficient, because I have some side effects like sleeping problem, headache and sickness. Please suggest me.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Zoladex is a hormonal treatment. Please cpntinue as prescribed.
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.
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FAQs

Q. Is Zoladex chemotherapy?

Zoladex 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 Zoladex implant?

Zoladex implants contain the active ingredient Zoladex 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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