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WHAT IS FULVESTRANT?
Fulvestrant is a hormone therapy. It fights cancer as an "estrogen receptor downregulator." Fulvestrant is an anti-estrogen medication. It works by blocking the actions of estrogen in the body. Certain types of breast cancer use estrogen to grow and multiply in the body
Fulvestrant is used to treat a certain type of hormone-related breast cancer in postmenopausal women, when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body after treatment with anti-estrogen medication. Fulvestrant is also used together with a medicine called palbociclib, to treat certain hormone-related breast cancer that has progressed or spread after treatment with hormonal therapy.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects may include:
headache; bone pain, joint pain, muscle pain;
nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation;
weakness, feeling tired;
cough, trouble breathing;
abnormal liver function tests;
hot flashes; or
pain where the medicine was injected.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store in original carton at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Protect from light.