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    Information about Fulvestrant

    Fulvestrant uses

    Fulvestrant is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

    How fulvestrant works

    Fulvestrant 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.

    Common side effects of fulvestrant

    Headache, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Urinary tract infection, Diarrhea
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    22 Mar 2019 | 02:14 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fulvestrant

    • Fulvestrant 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 Fulvestrant if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Fulvestrant


    Q. What is Fulvestrant and what is it used for?

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

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

    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 into your buttocks. It is administered by a medical healthcare professional only.

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

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)