Zoladex® (goserelin acetate implant) is used as a treatment for advanced forms of breast and prostate cancer, as well as certain gynecological conditions. Your healthcare provider will administer this implant during a minor surgical procedure in which an implant is inserted just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach).
Each implant will dissolve and continually release a fixed amount of medication over a 4-week or 12-week period, depending on which strength is used. The implant does not have to be removed, as it will fully dissolve within the body.
(To learn more about the administration of this medicine, click Zoladex Dosage. This full-length article covers specific dosing guidelines for the various uses of this drug and offers some tips on what to expect during treatment.)