SUPREFACT Injection® M.D. 1mg/ml – vials
INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT
What the medication is used for:
SUPREFACT injection is used for the palliative treatment (relieves pain and symptoms but not intended to cure disease) of patients with advanced prostate cancer (Stage D).
What it does:
SUPREFACT treatment results in decreasing the levels of your sex hormones. Prostate cancer cells appear to need testosterone for their growth. When the body’s supply of testosterone is lowered, prostate cancer usually shrinks or stops growing, which may result in a reduction of symptoms related to the disease.
When it should not be used:
• If you have experienced a prior allergic reaction to buserelin acetate or if you are allergic to any of the components of SUPREFACT or component of the container.
• If you do not have a hormone-dependent prostate cancer or if you have undergone castration.
• The solution for injection should not be used in pregnancy and breast-feeding women.
What the medicinal ingredient is:
What the nonmedicinal ingredients are:
Benzyl alcohol, monobasic sodium phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide.
What dosage forms it comes in:
Each mL of sterile aqueous injection solution contains: 1.00 mg buserelin as buserelin acetate.
ABOUT THE DISEASE
Men with advanced prostate cancer often have no symptoms. Advanced prostate cancer can be found by x-rays or tests done for other medical reasons. When there are symptoms, they depend on the size of the new growth and where cancer has spread. For example, when prostate cancer has spread to the pelvic bones, you may feel lower back or hip pain. You may have no symptoms of cancer in the prostate. Or you may have problems urinating or see blood in your urine. When men do have symptoms, they often feel tired or weak, have lost weight, feel pain, or have shortness of breath.
To diagnose advanced cancer, your health care provider looks for cancer outside the prostate. Blood and imaging tests may show where cancer has spread. Your health care provider will want to know how much cancer there is and how it is affecting you. That way they can offer treatment that is best for you.
Advanced cancer may be found before, at the same time, or later than the main tumor. Most men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer have had biopsy and treatment in the past. When a new tumor is found in someone who has been treated for cancer in the past, it is usually cancer that has spread. Rarely, tests done for other reasons may reveal prostate cancer cells.
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