Precautions and Warnings With Goserelin Acetate Implant
Goserelin acetate implants are not recommended for everyone, so before beginning treatment, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have risk factors for osteoporosis, diabetes, or any other medical issue. Other precautions for the goserelin acetate implant include warnings of potential complications this drug may cause, such as increasing the risk for diabetes or problems with the pituitary gland.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the goserelin acetate implant (Zoladex®) if you have:
- An inability to urinate (urinary tract obstruction)
- Cancer that has spread to the spine or urinary tract
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Tumors of the pituitary gland
- Osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, such as:
- A family history of the condition
- Alcohol use
- A mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Zoladex and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Zoladex and Breastfeeding).
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.