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Buserelin is used in the treatment of endometriosis

How it works

Buserelin is a hormone similar to the one produced by the hypothalamus gland in the brain. It lowers the amount of estrogen ( a natural hormone found in females) and the amount of testosterone ( the natural hormone in males) in the body. 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 down or stop the spread and growth of prostate cancer cells that need testosterone to grow.

Common side effects

Decreased libido, Testicular atrophy, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Erectile dysfunction, Bone pain, Hot flashes

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Expert advice

  • During the first weeks of therapy, buserelin may cause hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth), decreased sexual ability, temporary increase in pain, pain while urinating, or weakness in legs.  
  • Your blood pressure may be monitored regularly as there is a risk of developing high blood pressure with buserelin.
  • If you are a patient with diabetes, your blood glucose should be regularly monitored while on buserelin therapy.
  • Buserelin can cause loss of fertility which may be permanent. If you intend to have children, discuss this with your doctor before receiving buserelin
  • Do not take buserelin if you have urinary obstruction, spinal cord compression, history of pituitary gland tumors or osteoporosis, demyelinating form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (an inherited neurologic disorder).
  • Do not consume the drug if you are allergic to buserelin or any of its ingredients.
  • Avoid taking buserelin if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any allergic reaction.

Frequently asked questions



Is buserelin safe?
Yes, Buserelin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor


Does buserelin delay your period?
Yes, Buserelin delays your period. Consult your doctor for advice


Does buserelin make you gain weight/bloat?
Yes, buserelin can make you gain weight/bloat. Healthy diet and daily exercise can help control your weight gain

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Does buserelin make you tired?
Yes, you may feel less energetic. Take more rest.

Content on this page was last updated on 15 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)