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Brand name: Zoladex TM
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Active ingredients: goserelin
What it is used for
Prostate Cancer: Palliative treatment of metastatic or locally advanced prostate cancer , where suitable for hormonal manipulation. Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapy in combination with radiotherapy for the management of locally advanced prostate cancer in men suitable for hormonal manipulation. Breast Cancer: Treatment of advanced breast cancer (T3b, T4 or any T with N2, 3 or M+) in premenopausal women suitable for hormonal manipulation. Adjuvant therapy in early breast cancer, in pre- and perimenopausal women suitable for hormonal manipulation. Endometriosis: In the management of visually proven endometriosis to reduce symptoms including pain and the size and number of endometrial lesions. Uterine Fibroids: In the management of fibroids, ZOLADEX shrinks the lesions and reduces the symptoms, including pain. ZOLADEX also increases the haemoglobin concentration and haematocrit in women with anaemia attributable to menorrhagia. It is used as an adjunct to surgery to facilitate the operative technique and reduce operativeblood loss. Endometrial Thinning: Use as an endometrial thinning agent prior to endometrial ablation. Assisted Reproduction: Pituitary down regulation in preparation for controlled ovarian superstimulation.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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White to cream-coloured cylindrical pieces of rigid polymeric material.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient goserelin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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