Treating certain types of advanced breast cancer in women after menopause who have not responded well to other medicines (eg, antiestrogen drugs) or therapy. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Fulvestrant is an estrogen receptor antagonist. It works by blocking estrogen from tumors that need estrogen to grow.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Fulvestrant . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Fulvestrant . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Fulvestrant may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Fulvestrant as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Fulvestrant .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal skin sensations; anxiety; back, bone, joint, or pelvic pain; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flushes; increased cough; loss of appetite; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; sleeplessness; sore throat; stomach pain; sweating; vomiting; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; depression; fever or chills; frequent or painful urination; mental or mood changes; pain, redness, or tenderness in the legs; persistent sore throat; persistent vaginal bleeding; severe tiredness or weakness; shortness of breath; swelling of the hands or feet.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Fulvestrant :
Store Fulvestrant in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C), in the original carton. Do not freeze. Keep Fulvestrant out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Fulvestrant . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.