Fulvestrant Injection

Fulvestrant is a hormonal treatment for metastatic breast cancer. It is suitable for postmenopausal women with progression following other hormonal therapy.

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​What is this medication use​​d for​

Fulvestrant is a hormonal treatment for metastatic breast cancer. It is suitable for postmenopausal women with progression following other hormonal therapy.

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Dosage a​nd How to Use​​​​​

It is given once a month as an intramuscular injection in the buttock.

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​​​​Side Effects, Precautio​ns, Contraindication​

What are the side effects of Fulvestrant?​

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bone and back pain
  • May be relieved by taking paracetamol
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache and dizziness may occur
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flushes may occur
  • Sore throat
  • ​​Pain at injection site

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:​​​

  • ​Persistent bone and back pain
  • Chest pain and rapid, irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Unusual weight gain (>3kg/week)
  • Cough with difficulty breathing
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Other persistent or severe side effects

Handling and Storag​​e

Keep it in the refrigerator between 2 - 8°C. Do not freeze.

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Additional Information​​

Other name: Faslodex®



If you have any questions, please call your pharmacist at the National Cancer Centre. The side effects listed above are those that occur frequently. Other side effects may occur. Please contact your doctor to report.

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Disclaimer: The National Cancer Centre Singapore does not endorse or promote the use of any product mentioned in this booklet. The information is presented in a summary to provide an understanding and for knowledge only, and may not contain information about all aspects of care. It does not recommend self-management of health problems or replace consultation with your doctor. You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking treatment because of something you have read in this booklet.
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Document No. PHM-MED-PEM-093/0916




Version 1 
Last reviewed: July 2017
Produced by Department of Pharmacy 
National Cancer Centre Singapore

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