Medications


Goserelin Drug Implant

Brands: Zoladex

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • endometriosis
  • hormone imbalance
  • menstrual bleeding
  • cancer

Instructions

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine is associated with an increased risk of serious heart problems, heart attack, and stroke. Please speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

This medicine can cause birth defects. Speak with your doctor about birth control methods that should be used while on this medicine.

Women should use birth control that do not use hormones (such as condoms) while using this medicine and for 12 weeks after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • breast pain or swelling
  • feeling of heat or flushing
  • headaches
  • menstruation changes (missed or fewer periods)

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • back pain
  • bone pain
  • chest or jaw pain
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • severe or persistent headache
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • mood changes
  • loss of movement anywhere on the body
  • shortness of breath
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • thirst
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • increased urinary frequency
  • blood in urine
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • pain, heat, swelling or redness at the incision site

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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