Basic Information On Zoladex Depot
Zoladex Depot has five principal uses. In men, combined with Flutamide, it is used to manage locally confined cancer of the prostrate. In advanced stages of the prostrate carcinoma, it is indicated for palliative treatment. In women, endometritis is a condition, wherein, the endometrial-like cells grow outside the uterus. Zoladex Depot drug is used to manage the disease. The medicine is used to thin the uterine lining (endometrium) before the ablation, in cases of uterine bleeding. As palliative treatment it is used in cases of breast cancer, before or after menopause. The medicine is prepared from a peptide hormone which is normally secreted by the hypothalamus. It acts by inhibiting the secretion of pituitary gonadotropin. At first, the serum-level of the testosterone increases but sustained administration brings down the testosterone levels in the serum and regression of the accessory sex organ.
Precautions/ Side Effects For Zoladex Depot
Your health care professional will inject brand or generic Zoladex Depot by means of an injection below the navel, underneath the lower abdominal skin. The implant releases the hormone, gradually. In the initial stages of medication, the hormone levels increase and your symptoms may actually worsen. This is normal and as the medication continues, the hormone levels will decline and the symptoms will be ameliorated. Normally, the body absorbs the implant. You may experience swelling and other side effects of Goserelin. Your doctor will help to remove the implant. Menstruation is supposed to stop in women when this medication starts. Inform your doctor if menses persist.
Side effects of brand or generic Zoladex Depot may include increased sweating, nausea, hot flushes, changes of the mood, hallucinations, inflammation, bruising, bleeding at the site of the injection. In women, change in size of the breasts or vaginal dryness may happen. As in the case of most medicines, your doctor would judge the benefits versus side effects and the means of ameliorating the latter.
Zoladex Depot Dosage
Your doctor will determine the dosage and duration of the medication with Zoladex Depot appropriate for you, depending upon the type of illness to be treated. Treatment with Goserelin to be started 8 weeks before radiation therapy, when it is used in combination with flutamide and radiation therapy in cases of stage B2-C prostatic carcinoma. In other illnesses, the health professional will administer the injection, once in a 28-day or 12-week cycle, depending on the medicine strength and the disease. It is advisable to follow the cycle meticulously, though a gap of one or two days is acceptable. Keep a self- reminder (in the cell phone/ calendar/ computer/ dairy), so as not to miss the dosage cycle.
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