Goserelin Acetate

A syringe with automatic safety guard used for injecting solid implants into subcutaneous tissue.

A syringe with automatic safety guard used for injecting solid implants into subcutaneous tissue.
Image by Alison Cassidy (CC BY 3.0)

Goserelin acetate is a cytotoxic medication used as implants to treat metastatic and severe prostate cancer, advanced breast cancer, fibroids of the uterus and endometriosis. An implant is inserted every one to three months.

Common side effects may include infertility, impotence, decreased libido, hot flushes, headaches, dry vagina, cessation of menstrual periods, changes in blood pressure, breast formation in males and a temporary increase in bone pain.

(Last modified: 11th Nov 2014)

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