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Available by prescription only, the goserelin acetate implant is licensed to treat advanced prostate cancer, breast cancer, and certain gynecological problems in women. It works by stopping production of testosterone in the testes and estrogen production in the ovaries. The implant is surgically placed just under the skin of the stomach, where it releases medication as it dissolves over 4 to 12 weeks.
What Is the Goserelin Acetate Implant?The goserelin acetate implant (Zoladex®) is a prescription hormone medication approved for use in prostate cancer, breast cancer, and certain gynecological conditions. It comes as a tiny implant that is injected just beneath the skin every 4 or 12 weeks.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, the goserelin acetate implant may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal irritation, itching, or discharge
- Mood changes.