Faslodex

Generic Name: Fulvestrant

  • What is Faslodex?

    Faslodex is a medicine used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause whose disease has spread after treatment with an antiestrogen medicine. Faslodex is administered intramuscularly (injected into the muscle of your buttock).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Faslodex?

    If you have moderate liver impairment, exposure of Faslodex can increase. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems.

    Faslodex can cause harm to your unborn baby if you receive it during pregnancy. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

  • Who should not take Faslodex?

    Your doctor will not administer Faslodex to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Faslodex?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Faslodex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver problems, bleeding or blood disorders; are taking blood thinners (such as warfarin); or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you.

    If you have moderate liver impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.

  • How should I take Faslodex?

    Your doctor will administer Faslodex for you intramuscularly as two injections, one in each buttock. It takes about 1-2 minutes to give you one Faslodex injection.

    Your doctor will tell you how often you should receive Faslodex.

  • What should I avoid while taking Faslodex?

    Do not miss your scheduled appointment to receive Faslodex.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Faslodex?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Faslodex at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Faslodex?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: bone pain, constipation, cough, headache, hot flashes, increased liver enzymes, injection-site pain, joint or muscle pain, loss of appetite, nausea, shortness of breath, tiredness, vomiting, weakness

  • Can I receive Faslodex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Faslodex can cause harm to your unborn baby if you receive it during pregnancy. The effects of Faslodex while breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Faslodex?

    Contact your doctor if you miss your scheduled appointment to receive Faslodex.

  • How should I store Faslodex?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.