Brand Names : Faslodex
Proper Use of This Medicine
is usually given by a health care professional. However, medicines given by
injection are sometimes used at home. If you will be using fulvestrant at
home, your health care professional will teach you how the injections are
to be given. Be certain that you understand exactly how
the medicine is to be injected. Do not reuse needles and syringes.
Put used needles and syringes in a puncture-resistant
or dispose of them as directed by your health
Dosing - The dose of fulvestrant will be different
for different patients.Follow your doctor's orders or
the directions on the label.
The following information includes only
the average doses of fulvestrant.
dosage form (injection):
For cancer of the breast:
Adults - 250 milligrams (mg), injected into the muscle of the
buttocks on the same day of every month (e.g., the first day of every month).
The dose can be given as a single 5 mL (milliliter) injection, or as two 2.5
mL (milliliter) injections, immediately following each other.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible
and schedule the next dose 30 days later. Do not double doses or use more
often than one dose every 30 days. If you have any questions about this, check
with your doctor.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Store in the refrigerator.
Protect from light, store in original container.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Ask your
health care professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not
use. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.