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A healthcare provider may prescribe goserelin acetate implants (Zoladex®) to treat advanced prostate or breast cancer or certain gynecological conditions. This medicine works by stopping production of testosterone in the testes and estrogen in the ovaries. These implants are inserted just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach), where they dissolve over 4 to 12 weeks.
Before starting treatment with goserelin acetate implants, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this product if you have certain allergies or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, this drug may react with certain other medications.
Although people tolerate goserelin acetate implants well, side effects can occur. Some of the common reactions reported with this drug include headaches, hot flushes, and mood changes.
(For more information, click Goserelin Acetate Implant. This article offers a complete overview of this medication, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)
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