What are hormone shots called?

What are hormone shots called?

What are hormone shots called?

The shot gives you a dose of the hormone progestin. The shot is often called by its brand name, Depo-Provera. Progestin prevents pregnancy in these ways: It thickens the mucus in the cervix.

What are the types of hormonal therapy?

Types of hormone therapy

  • Aromatase inhibitors (AIs), such as anastrozole, exemestane, and letrozole.
  • Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.
  • Estrogen receptor antagonists, such as fulvestrant and toremifene.

How are hormone injections given?

These medications are injected under your skin or into a muscle monthly, every three months or every six months. Or they can be placed as an implant under your skin that slowly releases medication over a longer period of time.

What type of drug is fulvestrant?

Fulvestrant is in a class of medications called estrogen receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of estrogen on cancer cells. This can slow or stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.

Are hormone injections safe?

Although growth hormone injections are relatively safe and effective, there are a few side effects. Fortunately, serious side effects are rare. Swelling, numbness, and joint and muscle aches and pains are the most common side effects.

What are the side effects of fulvestrant injection?

SIDE EFFECTS: Pain/swelling/redness at the injection site, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, headache, body aches/pains, flushing and sweating (hot flushes/hot flashes), or trouble sleeping may occur.

What are the names of estrogen blockers?

Examples include:

  • tamoxifen.
  • anastrozole (Arimidex)
  • letrozole (Femara)
  • raloxifene (Evista)

    How long does Faslodex stay in system after injection?

    For Faslodex, this means the drug can stay in your system for up to 200 days after your last dose. If you have other questions about how Faslodex works or how long it remains in your body, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.