Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection
Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection is used to treat certain types of breast cancer. It happens to women who have gone through menopause. It is also known as ‘the change of life’. It gives medication to cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. This may also be used by patients who have not responded well to other medications.
Breast cancer cells need the hormone estrogen in order to grow.
How does Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection work?
Faslodex (Fulvestrant) reversibly and competitively binds to estrogen receptors. It is present in cancer cells. It achieves its anti-estrogen effects through two separate mechanisms.
First, this drug binds to the receptors and regulates them so that estrogen is no longer able to bind to these receptors.
Second, this drug degrades the estrogen receptors to which it is bound. Both of these mechanisms inhibit the growth of tamoxifen-resistant. It also inhibits estrogen-sensitive human breast cancer cell lines.
Why use Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection?
Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection belongs to the type of drug called hormone therapy. It is an estrogen receptor antagonist. This drug contains Fulvestrant as an active ingredient.
The solution for injection is clear, colorless to a yellow and viscous liquid. Each injection contains Fulvestrant for intramuscular use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection?
The recommended dosage is based on your condition and response. It is important to take the prescription exactly as it is given to you.
This medication is given by slow injection into the buttock muscle. Clean the injection site first before injecting. It is to be given by a healthcare professional or doctor. It is usually given every 2 weeks for the first 3 doses. After that, the treatment will continue monthly.
What are the side-effects of Faslodex (Fulvestrant) Injection?
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Muscle, joint, or back pain
- Trouble sleeping or breathing
- Pain in your arms or legs
- Injection site reactions (swelling, pain, or redness)
Warnings and Precautions
- Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have any current medications. Tell also if you are any medical history or allergies.
- You should not use this on the infected injection site.
- If you are a breastfeeding or pregnant women, consult your doctor first.
- Keep this far from the reach of children or pets.