Zoladex 3.6 mg Injection (Goserelin)


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Zoladex contains Goserelin which is now available in Pakistan at Online Pharmacy. The price range of Zoladex 3.6mg injection is Rs.14,000/- to Rs. 17,000/-.

Product Description:

Brand: Zoladex
Packet Size: 1’s injection
Active ingredient: Goserelin
Manufacturer: AstraZeneca UK
Treatment: Prostate Cancer

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Additional Details

Additional Details

Uses of the Zoladex 3.6mg Injection

For Men:
In men, Zoladex is primarily used to treat prostate cancer. It functions by reducing the production of ‘testosterone’, a hormone, in your body. This reduction in testosterone can help manage and slow the progression of prostate cancer.

For Women:
In women, Zoladex has several uses:

To treat breast cancer.
To manage endometriosis, a condition where cells usually found in the womb’s lining are located elsewhere in your body, often near the womb.
To treat benign growths in the womb known as ‘uterine fibroids’.
To thin the lining of the womb before undergoing a surgical procedure on your womb.
As part of infertility treatment (in combination with other medicines), it helps control the release of eggs from the ovaries.
In women, Zoladex works by reducing the production of ‘estrogen’, a hormone, in your body. This hormonal reduction can be beneficial in treating the mentioned conditions.

How Does Zoladex Work?

Zoladex, an injection containing goserelin, is a medication designed to suppress the production of sex hormones, namely testosterone and estrogen. This suppression is particularly useful in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.

Zoladex functions as a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist, acting to inhibit the secretion of pituitary gonadotropins. This action results in the reduction of hormone levels that are critical in the development and progression of certain cancers.

How Should You Take Zoladex Injection?

Your doctor or nurse will inject the Zoladex 3.6 mg Implant under the skin of your stomach every four weeks (28 days). It’s important that you continue receiving your Zoladex treatment regularly, even if you are feeling well.

You should keep up with the treatment until your doctor determines it’s the right time for you to stop. If you are starting treatment with an aromatase inhibitor, Zoladex should be initiated at least 6-8 weeks prior and continued throughout the treatment with the aromatase inhibitor. This consistent approach ensures the effectiveness of your treatment plan.

The recommended dosage for the Zoladex 3.6mg injection is 3.6 mg, to be administered subcutaneously every 28 days. The injection should be given into the anterior abdominal wall, below the navel line. While a delay of a few days is permissible, it’s important to make every effort to stick to the 28-day schedule for optimal effectiveness.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

When you are admitted to a hospital, inform the medical staff that you are undergoing Zoladex treatment.

Before using Zoladex, you should discuss with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse:

If you have high blood pressure.
If you suffer from any heart or blood vessel conditions, including heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia), or if you are being treated with medications for these conditions. The risk of heart rhythm problems may increase while using Zoladex.
If you have conditions that affect your bone strength. This is particularly important if you are a heavy drinker, a smoker, have a family history of osteoporosis (a condition that weakens bones), follow a poor diet, or if you take anticonvulsants (medicines for epilepsy or fits) or corticosteroids (steroids).
Be aware that there have been instances of depression reported in patients taking Zoladex, which can be severe. If you experience a depressed mood while taking Zoladex, inform your doctor right away.

It’s also important to note that medicines like Zoladex can lead to a reduction in bone calcium, resulting in bone thinning. Discuss with your healthcare provider any concerns you might have regarding your bone health.

Possible Side Effects of Zoladex Injection

Possible Side Effects of Zoladex Injection

Very Common Side Effects (affecting more than 1 in 10 people):

Hot flushes and sweating. These side effects may continue for some time, possibly months, even after stopping Zoladex.
A decreased sex drive and impotence.
Pain, bruising, bleeding, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

Common Side Effects (affecting up to 1 in 10 people):

Pain in your lower back or difficulties with urination. If this occurs, you should talk to your doctor.
Bone pain at the start of treatment. If you experience this, consult your doctor.
Temporary worsening of your cancer symptoms when you start treatment.
Thinning of your bones.
An increase in blood sugar levels.
Tingling sensation in your fingers or toes.
Skin rashes.
Hair loss.
Weight gain.
Joint pain.
Decreased heart function or a heart attack.
Changes in blood pressure.
Swelling and tenderness in your breasts.
Mood changes, including depression.

Can We Use Other Medicines with Zoladex 3.6mg Injection?

Before using Zoladex 3.6mg, it’s important for you to inform your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse about any other medicines you are taking, have recently taken, or might take in the future. This includes over-the-counter medicines and herbal remedies.

Zoladex may interact with certain medicines, especially those used to treat heart rhythm problems like quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, and sotalol. It may also increase the risk of heart rhythm problems when used with other drugs such as methadone (used for pain relief and part of drug addiction detoxification), moxifloxacin (an antibiotic), and antipsychotics used for serious mental illnesses.

It’s important to discuss all your current medications with your healthcare provider to ensure the safe and effective use of Zoladex.

Can Alcohol Drinker Take Zoladex Injection?

However, drinking too much alcohol while you have a Zoladex implant could increase the risk of losing bone density, potentially leading to conditions like osteoporosis. Therefore, it’s recommended that you discuss with a healthcare provider whether it’s safe for you to consume alcohol while you have a Zoladex implant. It’s important to follow the advice of a healthcare professional regarding alcohol consumption.

Can You Take Zoladex Injection If You’re Pregnant?

If you think that you might be pregnant, it is recommended that you avoid taking Zoladex.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Zoladex 3.6 mg Injection (Goserelin)

  1. mohammad zahid

    a reliable place to get all kinds of imported medicines.

  2. fareeda

    Very professional service and customer support was quick.

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