Goserelin acetate (10.8mg) injection

$440.00

1 Injection in 1 Vial

International Name: Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection

MANUFACTURER: AstraZeneca
SALT COMPOSITION: Goserelin acetate (10.8mg) injection
STORAGE: Store in a refrigerator (2 – 8°C). Do not freeze.
FORM: Injection
PACKAGING: 1 Injection in 1 prefilled syringe

$440.00

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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 are a very common side effect of this medicine. It may also cause injection site reactions such as pain, swelling, and redness. The long-term use of medicine may cause weakened bones and a reduction in bone mineral density. You are advised to take vitamin D and calcium supplements while taking this medicine.

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

  • Prostate cancer

BENEFITS OF ZOLADEX INJECTION

In Prostate cancer

Prostate gland is a small walnut-sized gland that produces a fluid called seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperms in males. The most common symptom of prostate cancer is difficulty with urination, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Zoladex LA 10.8mg Injection decreases or stops the growth of cancer cells by decreasing the amount of testosterone (natural hormone in males) in men. This also relieves difficulty in passing urine and makes it easier for you to urinate.

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

  • Hot flashes
  • Bone weakness
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class: GNRH Analogue
Habit Forming: No
Therapeutic Class: HORMONES
Action Class: GNRH agonists/analogue

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.

 

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