Goserelin Acetate Implant Dosage

The dosage of goserelin acetate implants will depend mostly on why you are using this medicine. The 10.8-mg implant is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer only, and the 3.6-mg implant can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Your healthcare provider will insert the implant just under the skin of the abdomen every 4 or 12 weeks.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of the Goserelin Acetate Implant

The goserelin acetate implant (Zoladex®) dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the reason you are using the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Goserelin Acetate Implant Dosing for Prostate Cancer

The standard dose of the goserelin acetate implant for prostate cancer is 3.6 mg every 4 weeks (28 days) or 10.8 mg every 12 weeks. The usual dosage when used in combination with flutamide for the treatment of Stage II2-III (Stage B2-C) prostate cancer (cancer that has not spread or metastasized) is 3.6 mg followed by 10.8 mg four weeks (28 days) later. The 3.6-mg dose should be given eight weeks before the start of radiation treatment.

Goserelin Acetate Implant Dosage for Breast Cancer

The standard dosage of the goserelin acetate implant for managing the symptoms of advanced breast cancer is 3.6 mg every 4 weeks (28 days). The implant may be used long-term in the treatment of advanced breast cancer.

Dose of Goserelin Acetate Implant for Endometriosis

The standard dose of the goserelin acetate implant for the treatment of endometriosis is 3.6 mg every 4 weeks (28 days) for six months. If symptoms recur after the initial six-month treatment course, your healthcare provider may need to check your bone health before treating you with the goserelin acetate implant again.
In some cases, the goserelin acetate implant may be given with estrogen and/or progestin therapy. This is because estrogen and progestin may help reduce some goserelin acetate implant side effects, such as bone thinning, hot flushes, and vaginal dryness.
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