Faslodex

Active Ingredient(s): Fulvestrant
FDA Approved: * April 25, 2002
Pharm Company: * ASTRAZENECA
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Faslodex Overview

Fulvestrant, sold under the brand name Faslodex among others, is a medication used to treat hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression as well as HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer in combination with palbociclib in women with disease progression after endocrine therapy.[2] It is given by injection into a muscle.[3] Fulvestrant is a selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) and was f...

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faslodex tolerance

anyone with experience using Faslodex? How painful are injections? Any tricks to make this more tolerable? What can be done to lessen nausea and vomiting etc? ## HI, I have been taking Faslodex injections for 1 year and 5 months. My oncologist started me on this because the tamoxifen I was taking didn't work for me. The first year I was on Faslodex, I was given one injection a month. In April 2009 I started receiving 2 injections a month. This was after a meeting (discussion) of this product and how well it was working for patients taking it. I started out Stage 0-1, had the lumpectomy. I refused radiation and was prescribed tamoxifen. At my next mammogram I was diagnosed Stage 1 and went with the left breast mastectomy. At that time I was given an oral chemo. After this treatment, ...

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Faslodex Side Effects

I have been taking Faslodex and Zometa for the past 9 months for breast cancer, metasis to the bone. Faslodex was increased to 500mg monthly from 250mg the last 4 months. Has anyone had increased side effects from the increase to 500mg? Back pain, leg cramps, tingling in hands, with aching arms, are just a few. I never know when they are going to start, onset is fast and strong. Much more fatigue, also ## Sorry to read of your condition and I hope your treatments help you beat it. It is normal to experience more side effects any time your dosage is raised on a medication, it should start to taper off as your body adjusts to the new dosage. However, all cancer medications are very harsh on the body, so you will probably always have some side effects. Fasodex contains the active ingredien...

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Faslodex muscle / bone pain

I have gotten 3 shots ( or six if you by one in each bum) each two weeks apart. I have been having severe muscle and bone pain in my legs as well as weakness. Since I have bone mets to my spine that pain is a given. My doc has me on flexeril as well as pain meds. Does anyone know if my body just needs to adjust to this new med? My doctor won't change until I've had a scan after 3 months to see if it is working. If anyone has any suggestions if appreciate it. I usually walk 3-5 miles a day at my job so I am getting exercise. Thanks ## Hello, Andi! How are you? The FDA does report those as being common side effects of this medication. You may also experience depression, diarrhea, irritability and bladder pain. Has there been any change? Can anyone else that's been on this chim...

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numbness tingling in little finger and next finger

I experienced severe numbness, tingling and weakness in my left hand, little finger and next finger. Also experienced brain fog so severe I couldn't read and otherwise felt just very sick. This started after I only had two injections of the Faslodex. Symptoms were very scary and so severe I refused to continue the Faslodex. It's been a month and half since I discontinued it and the brain fog is better but still experiencing the hand numbness, tingling and weakness. Praying it gets better....anyone else experiencing these side effects I'm also taking Zometa. ## Its your ulnar nerve. It effects the left side of your arm, last two fingers included. ## Hello, Shopgirl! How are you doing? Has it gotten any better? Have you consulted your doctor? The tingling of your hands or feet...

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Faslodex effects

I HAVE BEEN HAVING FASLODEX INJECTIONS FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS RECENTLY HAVE BEEN GETTING URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITH SEVERE BACK PAIN RADIATING UP MY BACK AND STABBING EPISODES OF PAIN TO BOTH OF MY SIDES. I HAVE TAKEN ANTIBIOTICS WITH NO EFFECTAND PAIN RELIEF PARACETAMOL WHICH DOES HELP, I DISCUSSED THIS WITH THE ONCOLIGIST WHO JUST ADVISED MORE SCANS, AFTER READING THE LEAFLET WITH POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS THEY ARE LISTED, IS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCING THE SAME SIDE EFFECTS, I HAVE BONE METS TO MY SPINE RIBS STERNUM AND PELVIS, STARTED IN MY HIP IN 2009 HAD MY HIP AND PARTIAL FEMUR REMOVED MY FIRST DIAGNOSIS WAS OCT 2006. I WOULD BE HAPPY FOR ANY FEED BACK PLEASE. ## Yes, both UTIs and the pain are listed as possible side effects. I am very sorry that you are suffering, it's sad that ...

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Faslodex and shaking in hands

My wife is taking faslodex 500mg, 2 shots in rear. This is her second time and she started severe shaking in her hands. Has anyone else had this and does a lower dose help stop this and/or does this go away? ## Has it improved any? Has she consulted her doctor? I have found listings of various reported side effects, but unfortunately, they are aggregated under categories, such as neurological, rather than specific symptoms. However, I would have to advise that any time you experience unusual side effects, it's always best to consult your physician, as soon as possible.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Fulvestrant
  • Injection: 250mg/5ml, 50mg/ml
  • Solution: 250mg/5ml (50mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Faslodex: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0310-0720 Faslodex 50 mg/ml Intramuscular Injection by Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Lp

Other drugs which contain Fulvestrant or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Faslodex Topics:

faslodex tolerance
anyone with experience using Faslodex? How painful are injections? Any tricks to make this more tolerable? What can be d... 5 replies
Faslodex Side Effects
I have been taking Faslodex and Zometa for the past 9 months for breast cancer, metasis to the bone. Faslodex was increa... 2 replies
Faslodex effects
I HAVE BEEN HAVING FASLODEX INJECTIONS FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS RECENTLY HAVE BEEN GETTING URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS WITH SE... 2 replies
Faslodex muscle / bone pain
I have gotten 3 shots ( or six if you by one in each bum) each two weeks apart. I have been having severe muscle and bon... 1 reply
Faslodex and shaking in hands
My wife is taking faslodex 500mg, 2 shots in rear. This is her second time and she started severe shaking in her hands. ... 1 reply
Faslodex
Pons and needles... ## Hello, Lili! How are you? Could you please clarify, are you thinking that the pins and needles se... 1 reply




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