What is Goserelin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zoladex

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Goserelin is a hormone therapy used to treat breast and prostate cancer along with endometriosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 8 6
Prostate cancer 5 4
Breast cancer 3 2
Cluster headaches 1 2
Fibromyalgia 1 2
Pain in ovary 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 7
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Goserelin

Side effect Patients
Hot flashes 6
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Depression with anxiety 1
Hot and cold flashes 1
Insomnia 1
Migraine headaches 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Goserelin

Dosage Patients
3.6 mg every 3 months 1
10.8 mg monthly 1
54 mg every 12 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Goserelin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 7
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Goserelin

Duration

Currently taking Goserelin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Goserelin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Goserelin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Chemotherapy 1
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 1

Patients stopped taking Goserelin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Abiraterone (Zytiga) 1
Leuprolide (Leuprorelin) (Lupron) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Goserelin

Jul 14, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support hormone balance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (osteopenia)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10.8 mg Every 3 months

Jul 12, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for endometriosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support hormone balance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (osteopenia)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10.8 mg Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: It was a means to an end Finally had full hysterectomy in July 2017 the Zolodex did a virtual chemical hysterectomy but I was left on it for 7 years (far too long) therefore developed osteopenia in my left hip and L1&L2 spine (it’s painful) but I’m now on oestrogel gel hrt which can help my osteo too! So it’s a waiting game still

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Feb 6, 2012 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10.8 mg Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: after 3 months from first injection PSA level when from 39 down to 6

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 13, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hot flashes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.6 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: I was worried about hot flashes but they haven't been very bad, for me. I am worried a little bit about bone loss but things seem really good so far. The shot is kind of sucky but it only takes a few seconds.
Side effects: hot flashes

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