Busserelin is an antineoplastic drug for subcutaneous use by implant, which acts directly on the release of hormones like testosterone, helping in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.This medication is produced by the Sanofi-Aventis laboratory and may only be used at the oncologist’s recommendation and applied at the hospital.
Buserelin is also used to treat endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the inside of your womb (uterus) is found elsewhere in your body, often in the pelvic area or tummy (abdomen). Buserelin reduces the production of female sex hormones by acting on your pituitary gland. Female hormones (such as oestrogen) can worsen problems like endometriosis. By reducing the levels of these hormones, buserelin will help to relieve your symptoms.
Before Using Buserelin, You Must Understand
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start using buserelin it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have low moods or are depressed.
- If you have high blood pressure (hypertension).
- If you have sugar diabetes (diabetes mellitus).
- If you have a bone disease such as osteoporosis.
- If you have polycystic ovary disease.
- If you have had any bleeding from your vagina that you do not think is related to your periods.
- If you have a tumour.
- If you are taking or using any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Mode of Use
The use of Suprefact Depot is done through a subcutaneous injection of the skin into the abdominal wall every 2 months.
Side Effects Of Busserelin
The main side effects include palpitations, vision problems, hearing disorders and difficulty breathing. However, it can also cause tinnitus in the ear, changes in the scalp, increase or decrease of hairs on the body, change in appetite, increased thirst, reduction in glucose tolerance; diarrhea or constipation, nausea or vomiting, headache, sleep disturbances, memory loss, emotional imbalance, nervousness, drowsiness, and vertigo.
The use of Suprefact Depot should not be done in women or in patients with allergy to any of its components.