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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Zoladex (Overview)

Zoladex is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What effect does zoladex (goserelin) have on thyroid?

What effect does zoladex (goserelin) have on thyroid?

None: That I have seen. It does not impair TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) only lh/icsh - the provker of the testis to generate testosterone. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
49 doctors shared insights

Zoladex (Overview)

Zoladex is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What is the use of zoladex (goserelin)?

What is the use of zoladex (goserelin)?

Hormone regulation: This agent is a gonadatropin releasing hormone agonist. It interferes with feedback loops that control hormone balance, it stops some hormone production. It is used in breast cancer, prostate cancer, endometriosis and fibroids to name a few. ...Read more

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I'm 18, my endometriosis reactivated, already had one surgery. One doctor wants to prescribe zoladex (goserelin) the other surgery. What should I choose?

I'm 18, my endometriosis  reactivated, already had one surgery. One doctor wants to prescribe zoladex (goserelin) the other surgery. What should I choose?

Surgery: Endometriosis is a surgically treated disease. However the correct surgery is crucial. Excision of endo and not cautery or laser is the correct approach. Also important to rule out other causes of pain since endo is often not the direct cause of a woman's pain. You need to see someone who is highly experienced in endometriosis and pelvic pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is zoladex (goserelin) effective for breast cancer?

Is zoladex (goserelin) effective for breast cancer?

Depends: Your physician may offer this as one of a variety of possible hormonal manipulations if and only if the pathology team says the tumor is hormone-sensitive. When it works, it is often strikingly successful. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zoladex (goserelin) injection to work IV had it 10 days ago and still in pain with cyst on ovaries?

How long does it take for zoladex (goserelin) injection to work IV had it 10 days ago and still in pain with cyst on ovaries?

IV ZOLADEX (goserelin)???: I do not think that zoladex (goserelin) IV is a currently used treatment for a painful ovarian cyst. Without details as to size and an ultrasound exam showing the cyst's characteristics, i cannot recommend treatment. A painful clear ovarian cyst can be aspirated with ultrasound transvaginal guidance and the pain should go away within a few hours, if not sooner. Hope this info helps! ...Read more

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My husband zoladex (goserelin) inj but now doctors advise him to remove testis,is it safe for him in this age and is he cure by this surgery?

My husband zoladex (goserelin) inj but now doctors advise him to remove testis,is it safe for him in this age and is he cure by this surgery?

Safe, not curative: Zoladex (goserelin) is a drug which prevents the testicles from making testosterone, used to treat advanced prostate cancer. Prostate ca cells thrive in the presence of testosterone. Surgical removal of the testicles accomplishes the same purpose. Neither CURES metastatic prostate ca. Recent study suggests that patients with metastatic prostate ca do better with hormonal therapy + drug docetaxel. ...Read more

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Just started a course of zoladex, (goserelin) what is a side effect?

Just started a course of zoladex, (goserelin) what is a side effect?

Ask your doctor: www.drugs.com is a great website to get your question answered thoroughly. Also ask your doctor....Many times the inserts and web info is over the top complete and can be a bit scary. Ask your doc if he/she is having any side effect issues with other patients or what symptoms would be a concern. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to decrease side effects for zoladex (goserelin) or make them more manageable? Add back therapy will be used.

So many SEs: Zoladex (goserelin) is associated with so many potential ses it is difficult to know how to answer this generic question. Who prescribed it for you and why? Please ask them to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a woman to have her periods back after taking zoladex (goserelin)?

How long does it take for a woman to have her periods back after taking zoladex (goserelin)?

Depends: Zoladex (goserelin) comes in 3.6 & 10.8 mg implants. The lower dose is designed to supress gonadotropin release (medical menopause) for 28 days. The higher dose for approx 3 months. Usually, you'll resume cycles 1 & 3 months respectively although there can be a 2-4 week lag depending on your age, ovulation patterns, and proximity to menopause. Remember it's not birth control and this is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Goserelin (Definition)

Goserelin is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a ...Read more