Goserelin reduces the amount of testosterone and oestrogen (male and female sex hormones) in your body. It is used to treat many conditions such as prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and breast cancer. It is also used in fertility treatments and transgender healthcare.
Goserelin is given as an injection under the skin on your stomach by a health professional.
If you miss an appointment for your injection, contact your health professional as soon as possible.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor|
Hot flushing, sweating
Less interest in sex, trouble getting or keeping an erection
Vaginal dryness, unexpected vaginal bleeding
Sore or enlarged breasts
Joint, muscle or bone aches and pains, swollen feet or legs
Headache, dizziness, tiredness or weakness
Irritation or pain at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2021
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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