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Fulvestrant (Systemic)

Brand Names : Faslodex

Fulvestrant | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

Fulvestrant 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 disposable container, or dispose of them as directed by your health care professional.

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.

  • For parenteral 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  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.

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