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Fulvestrant - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Fulvestrant

Generic Name : Fulvestrant
Pronunciation : fool-VES-trant
Latest prescription information about Fulvestrant. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Fulvestrant

International- Faslodex.
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Why is Fulvestrant Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an estrogen receptor antagonist, prescribed for advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have already been treated with other medications. It works by degrading the estrogen receptor.
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When should Fulvestrant not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women, patients with low platelet count and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fulvestrant?

IM- The recommended dose is 500 mg to be administered into the buttocks slowly.

How should Fulvestrant be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fulvestrant?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with liver impairment, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fulvestrant?

   Body as a Whole : Weakness, pain, back pain, abdominal pain, injection site pain, pelvic pain, chest pain, flu syndrome, fever and accidental injury.
   Heart : Dilatation of blood vessels.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite.
   Blood : Anemia.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities and elevation of liver enzymes.
   Musculoskeletal : Bone pain, joint pain.
   Central Nervous System: Dizziness, sleeplessness, tingling, depression, anxiety.
   Respiratory : Inflammation of pharynx, difficulty in breathing and increased cough.
   Skin : Rash, sweating.
   Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Fulvestrant?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fulvestrant?

Store it in refrigerator (2�-8�C). Do not freeze it. Protect from light.



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