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Zoladex Injection

What exactly does Zoladex do?

Zoladex is used to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer in men by reducing the amount of testosterone in men and is used to treat endometriosis in women.

What are the side effects of Zoladex?

Some side effects include dizziness, headache, increased sweating, nausea, change in breast size, pain, bruising, bleeding, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

Is Zoladex a chemotherapy drug?

Yes Zoladex is a hormonal therapy drug used to treat prostate cancer and sometimes breast cancer in men. It can be given alone or with other types of treatment. 

How many Zoladex injections can you have?

Always consult your medical doctor for your required dosage. Most people will need one injection for each 12 to 13 weeks of treatment. 

Zoladex injection for fibroids

Zoladex is not used to cure uterine fibroids, but it may help ease symptoms.  It is usually used to help shrink fibroids before they’re surgically removed.

Zoladex endometriosis

Zoladex is used in the management of endometriosis, including pain relief and reduction of endometriotic lesions before surgery. 

Zoladex price

Depending on the pharmacy you visit, the price varies. You can purchase Zoladex at Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy, drugstore.ng at an affordable price

Zoladex stomach bloating

Stomach bloating is one of the effects of using Zoladex, especially when used alongside another medicine called Gonadotrophin. Ensure you consult your doctor right away if you notice this.

Zoladex bleeding

Early treatment with Zoladex in some women is usually accompanied with vaginal bleeding of variable duration and intensity during the first month after starting treatment. If this persists, please consult your medical doctor

Zoladex vs lupron

Both drugs are used to reduce bleeding during the monthly menstrual cycle.  Zoladex contains the active drug goserelin while Lupron contains the active drug leuprolide. Although they contain different active ingredients, Zoladex and Lupron work in the same way and have similar side effects. Lupron has a longer side effect list than Zoladex.  Lupron can be given daily, monthly, every 3 months or every 4 months while  Zoladex is given every 28 days or every 3 months.

Dosage

Zoladex dose

Prostate Cancer

Monthly implant: 3.6 mg SC every 28 days

3-months implant: 10.8 mg SC every 12 weeks

Breast Cancer

3.6 mg implant SC every 28 days

Endometriosis

3.6 mg implant SC every 28 days

For the management of endometriosis, the recommended duration of administration is 6 months for women 18 years of age and older.

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Direction of Use

Zoladex administration

Zoladex, at a dose of 3.6 mg, should be administered subcutaneously every 28 days into the anterior abdominal wall below the navel line using an aseptic. 

Content on Drugstore.ng should not be taken as prescription or medical advice. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

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