What is Zoladex Depot?

What is Zoladex Depot?

Zoladex is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Endometriosis, Endometrial Thinning, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer. Zoladex may be used alone or with other medications.

What is Zoladex injection used for?

Zoladex contains a medicine called goserelin. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘LHRH analogues’. In men, Zoladex is used to treat prostate cancer. It works by reducing the amount of ‘testosterone’ (a hormone) that is produced by your body.

What is the work of Zoladex 3.6 mg?

Zoladex (goserelin acetate) Implant 3.6 mg is a man-made form of a hormone used in men to treat symptoms of prostate cancer, and in women to treat breast cancer or endometriosis. Zoladex is also used in women to prepare the lining of the uterus for endometrial ablation (a surgery to correct abnormal uterine bleeding).

How much is Zoladex 3.6 mg?

The cost for Zoladex subcutaneous implant 3.6 mg is around $835 for a supply of 1 implant, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Is Zoladex a chemotherapy?

Read the abstract of ”Goserelin for Ovarian Protection during Breast-Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy.” Zoladex is a GnRh (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) agonist.

How many Zoladex injections can you have?

The 10.8-milligram syringe is usually injected every 12 to 13 weeks. Follow the dosing schedule carefully to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark your calendar to keep track of when to receive the next dose.

How do you inject Zoladex 3.6 mg?

Zoladex step-by-step administration guide

  1. Clean the injection-site area. Clean an area of the anterior abdominal wall (below the navel) for injection using an alcohol swab.
  2. Inspect the syringe. Inspect the foil pouch and syringe for damage.
  3. Pinch the skin.
  4. Insert the needle.
  5. Depress the plunger.
  6. Withdraw the needle.

What happens after taking Zoladex?

Hot flashes (flushing), dizziness, headache, increased sweating, decreased sexual interest/ability, trouble sleeping, nausea, change in breast size, vaginal dryness, or hair loss may occur. Pain, bruising, bleeding, redness, or swelling at the injection site may also occur.

Is Zoladex a hormone therapy?

Goserelin is a type of hormone therapy. It is also known as Zoladex. This page is about goserelin for breast cancer in women who haven’t gone through the menopause. Goserelin is also a treatment for prostate cancer and is sometimes used to treat men with breast cancer.

How long does Zoladex 3.6 stay in your system?

After the pellet is injected, it slowly dissolves and releases Zoladex 3.6. Each pellet takes about 4 weeks (28 days) to dissolve completely. By four weeks, almost all the Zoladex 3.6 is gone and has been used by the body.

How long can you stay on Zoladex?

Your doctor will tell you for how long you may need to take Zoladex 10.8. It is important that you carry on receiving your Zoladex 10.8 even if feeling well unless your doctor decides it is time for the treatment to stop. Women should only receive Zoladex 10.8 for a maximum of 6 months.

Does Zoladex make you tired?

Extreme fatigue (unable to carry on self-care activities) Swelling of the feet or ankles. Sudden weight gain. Swelling, redness and/or pain in one leg or arm and not the other.

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