What is Fulvestrant?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Faslodex

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Fulvestrant is a hormone therapy used for treating metastatic breast cancer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 9
Mild 11
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fulvestrant

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine smell 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Dry eyes 1
Emotional sensitivity 1
Injection site pain 1
Itching 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fulvestrant

Dosage Patients
50 mg monthly 1
100 mg monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Fulvestrant

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Fulvestrant

Duration

Currently taking Fulvestrant

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Fulvestrant

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fulvestrant after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Everolimus (Afinitor) 1
Exemestane (Aromasin) 1
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Fulvestrant

Feb 7, 2017 (Started Jan 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Fulvestrant stopped working 12/2015
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2016 (Started Jan 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 22, 2015 (Started Jan 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Death sentence from stage 4 metastatic breast cancer on 1/29/2015. Death sentence removed on 4/3/2015. Over 50% of the cancer is gone and it continues to shrink.

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