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Updated June 2022
Goserelin belongs to a group of medicines called ‘GnRH agonists.’ In women, Goserelin works by reducing the amount of ‘oestrogen’ (a hormone) that is produced by your body.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
You have been prescribed this medication to help protect and preserve your fertility for the future.
The Goserelin 3.6 mg Implant will be injected under the skin on your stomach every four weeks (28 days). This will be done by your doctor or nurse.
The implant is a very small pellet that is given by a special needle and syringe known as SafeSystem. The injection will not hurt very much.
The pellet is designed to slowly release the medicine into your body over four weeks.
In women of child-bearing age, the first injection is injected during menstruation or shortly afterwards to exclude pregnancy. Use non-hormonal methods of contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancy, for example, in the event of missed doses.
Following doses are injected every 4 weeks for a 6 month course.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any other medicines
Treatment with Goserelin is continued for 6 months as long as no serious side effects occur.
You might experience side effects with your treatment. Tell your doctor if you are concerned about possible side effects.
Goserelin may reduce bone mineral density. This was associated with an increased risk of fractures in men with prostate cancer. It is unclear whether the risk of fractures in premenopausal women is increased.
There have been small increases in risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke reported. Your doctor will advise on any additional monitoring and dose adjustment of current medications may be necessary.