When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Zoladex include the following:
- This medication is given as a tiny implant that is injected just beneath the skin (subcutaneously) on the abdomen (stomach) every 4 or 12 weeks. Make sure you know how often you should receive your Zoladex injection.
- A healthcare provider will administer the injection in a healthcare setting.
- The Zoladex implant will dissolve in your body over time; it does not need to be removed.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Your symptoms may return if you miss a dose.
Dosing InformationThe dosage of Zoladex your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the reason you are using it. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Zoladex Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of ZoladexJust like any medicine, Zoladex may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Zoladex include but are not limited to:
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal irritation, itching, or discharge
- Mood changes.
(Click Zoladex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)