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About FASLODEX

About FASLODEX

FASLODEX may be an option for you

FASLODEX is used to treat hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine, such as tamoxifen.

If you have been diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, your doctor may have discussed hormonal therapy. Antiestrogen therapy is a type of hormonal therapy that treats breast cancers that depend on estrogen for growth. FASLODEX is an antiestrogen therapy.

If you are postmenopausal and your hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer has spread following treatment with an antiestrogen medicine, your doctor may decide to try FASLODEX.

Estrogen receptors are found in and on breast cells. Estrogen binds to estrogen receptors, like a key fitting into a lock. This can activate the receptor and cause hormone receptor-positive tumors to grow. FASLODEX binds to and blocks estrogen receptors and reduces the number of estrogen receptors in breast cells.

For over a decade, doctors have relied on FASLODEX to help slow the growth of metastatic breast tumors that are fueled by estrogen. It is prescribed to treat postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine.

FASLODEX is a prescription medicine used to treat: hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine, OR HR-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer whose disease has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) in combination with palbociclib in women with disease progression after hormonal therapy.

When FASLODEX is used in combination with palbociclib, please also see the palbociclib Patient Information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: You should not receive FASLODEX if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in FASLODEX. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to FASLODEX may include: itching; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing

Supporting women with metastatic breast cancer for over a decade.

Supporting women with metastatic breast cancer for over a decade.

 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • You should not receive FASLODEX if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in FASLODEX. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to FASLODEX may include: itching; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing
  • Before receiving FASLODEX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have a low level of platelets in your blood or bleed easily. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a blood thinner medicine (anticoagulants)
  • Have liver problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, as FASLODEX can harm your unborn baby. Females who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with FASLODEX and for one year after the last dose. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think you are pregnant while on FASLODEX
  • Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if FASLODEX passes into breast milk. Do not breast-feed during treatment with FASLODEX and for one year after the last dose. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during this time
  • FASLODEX is administered as a shot into the muscle of your buttock

    The most common side effects of FASLODEX include: injection site pain; nausea; muscle, joint, and bone pain; headache; tiredness; hot flashes; vomiting; loss of appetite; weakness; cough; shortness of breath, constipation; and increased liver enzymes.

    Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects with FASLODEX. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Approved Uses for FASLODEX

FASLODEX is a prescription medicine used to treat:

  • hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine, OR
  • HR-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer whose disease has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) in combination with palbociclib in women with disease progression after hormonal therapy

When FASLODEX is used in combination with palbociclib, please also see the palbociclib Patient Information.

Please see FASLODEX Prescribing Information with Patient Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

This site is intended for US consumers only.

The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about FASLODEX, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if FASLODEX is right for you.