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Drug information on Zoladex (Goserelin) from AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.

Zoladex

  Injection
AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.
Generic : Goserelin
 8,910.00
3.6mg
1ml
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zoladex may be prescribed


Side effects of Zoladex

  Genitourinary: Vaginal bleeding and dryness, increase in menstrual bleeding, hot flushes, sexual dysfunction and breast swelling/tenderness.

  Central Nervous System: Headache, emotional lability, depression, sleeplessness, dizziness and tingling.

  Miscellaneous:

Joint pain, sweating and injection site reactions.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Palliative treatment of prostate cancer: Adult- 3.6 mg injected into the anterior abdominal wall every 28 days or 10.8 mg every 12 weeks. An anti-androgen is given several days before beginning of the treatment and continued for at least 3 weeks to prevent disease flare.

How to use Zoladex?

Implant placed by your doctor or nurse in a hospital.

When is Zoladex not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant and breastfeeding; patients with known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Zoladex

It may cause urinary tract obstruction, spinal cord compression, and decreases bone density in women.

• Women should take contraceptives.

•Monitor blood sugar regularly, it may affect blood sugar.

• Monitor men at tumor risk.

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of urinary problems, spinal cord problems, mental illness, diabetes, heart problems, blood vessel problems, stroke, high blood calcium levels, obesity, any allergy, and who are taking other medications.

Other Precautions for Zoladex

Monitor bone mineral density regularly.

Storage Conditions for Zoladex

Injection: Store below 25°C.Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.



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