Zoladex

Zoladex

goserelin

Manufacturer:

AstraZeneca

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Goserelin acetate
Indications/Uses
Management of prostate cancer; breast cancer in premenopausal & perimenopausal women suitable for hormonal manipulation. Alleviates symptoms including pain, reduces size & number of endometrial lesions in management of endometriosis. Endometrial prethinning prior to endometrial ablation or resection. In conjunction w/ Fe therapy in haematological improvement of anaemic patients w/ fibroids prior to surgery. Pituitary downregulation in prep for superovulation.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 depot SC inj into anterior abdominal wall every 28 days. Endometriosis Max: 6 mth. Endometrial thinning 4 or 8 wk of treatment. Anaemia due to uterine fibroids 1 depot inj w/ Fe supplements may be given for up to 3 mth pre-op.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Increased risk of incident depression; history of or risk factors for QT prolongation, osteoporosis. Men at risk of developing ureteric obstruction or spinal cord compression. Preexisting DM; known depression, HTN; MI, cardiac failure; reduced bone mineral density. Women at risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, w/ polycystic ovarian syndrome; increased cervical resistance. Monitor for signs or symptoms of abdominal haemorrhage. Patients w/ low BMI &/or receiving full anticoagulation medications. Chronic alcohol abusers, smokers. Positive reactions in anti-doping tests. Long-term therapy w/ anticonvulsants or corticosteroids. Concomitant use w/ medicinal products prolonging QT interval; anti-androgens. Combination w/ tamoxifen. Use non-hormonal contraceptive methods. Not to be used during pregnancy. Not recommended during lactation. Not to be used in childn.
Adverse Reactions
Decreased libido; hot flush; hyperhidrosis; inj site reactions. Mood changes, depression; paraesthesia; abnormal BP; rash; decreased bone density, increased wt. Men: Erectile dysfunction. Impaired glucose tolerance; spinal cord compression; cardiac failure, MI; bone pain; gynaecomastia. Women: Acne; vulvovag dryness & breast enlargement. Headache; alopecia; arthralgia; tumour flare & pain.
Drug Interactions
Drugs prolonging QT interval or inducing Torsade de pointes eg, class IA or III antiarrhyhtmics, methadone, moxifloxacin, antipsychotics.
ATC Classification
L02AE03 - goserelin ; Belongs to the class of gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues. Used in endocrine therapy.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Zoladex depot inj 3.6 mg
Packing/Price
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