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Goserelin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Zoladex® Cancer-related

Goserelin - What is it for

Goserelin is a medicine that is used in the treatment of breast or prostate cancer. It works by reducing the level of hormones – estrogen or testosterone respectively.

Goserelin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Goserelin cause?

  • Worsening of symptoms manifested by cancer-related pain, bone pain, muscle weakness (tumour flare)
  • Hot flushes may occur during the first few weeks of treatment
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Pain and redness at injection site
  • Reduced bone mineral density
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Decreased libido

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Allergic reaction e.g. rashes, swelling, breathing difficulty
  • Severe bone, muscle or joint pain
  • Unresolved nausea, vomiting, dizziness
  • Chest pain or breathing difficulty
  • Menstrual bleeding that still persists

Before taking Goserelin, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Goserelin?

Goserelin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Goserelin be used?

It is a subcutaneous injection with various dosing schedule. The 3.6mg injection is injected every 4 weeks, while the 10.8mg injection is injected every 12 weeks.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Goserelin, receive it as soon as possible by rescheduling an administration date.

What should I do if I overdose?

Goserelin - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Goserelin safely?

How should I store Goserelin?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;#

How should I dispose of Goserelin safely?

Goserelin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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