NDC 70710-1688 Fulvestrant
Injection, Solution Intramuscular
NDC Code 70710-1688-8
Package Description: 2 SYRINGE, GLASS in 1 CARTON / 5 mL in 1 SYRINGE, GLASS (70710-1688-2)
What is NDC 70710-1688?
What are the uses for Fulvestrant?
What are Fulvestrant Active Ingredients?
- FULVESTRANT 50 mg/mL - An estradiol derivative and estrogen receptor antagonist that is used for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
Which are Fulvestrant UNII Codes?
The UNII codes for the active ingredients in this product are:
- FULVESTRANT (UNII: 22X328QOC4)
- FULVESTRANT (UNII: 22X328QOC4) (Active Moiety)
Which are Fulvestrant Inactive Ingredients UNII Codes?
The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product. The UNII codes for the inactive ingredients in this product are:
- ALCOHOL (UNII: 3K9958V90M)
- BENZYL ALCOHOL (UNII: LKG8494WBH)
- BENZYL BENZOATE (UNII: N863NB338G)
- CASTOR OIL (UNII: D5340Y2I9G)
What is the NDC to RxNorm Crosswalk for Fulvestrant?
- RxCUI: 727762 - fulvestrant 250 MG in 5 ML Prefilled Syringe
- RxCUI: 727762 - 5 ML fulvestrant 50 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe
- RxCUI: 727762 - fulvestrant 250 MG per 5 ML Prefilled Syringe
Which are the Pharmacologic Classes for Fulvestrant?
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Fulvestrant injection is used alone or in combination with ribociclib (Kisqali®) to treat a certain type of hormone receptor positive, advanced breast cancer (breast cancer that depends on hormones such as estrogen to grow) or breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body in women who have experienced menopause (change of life; end of monthly menstrual periods) and have not previously been treated with an anti-estrogen medication such as tamoxifen (Nolvadex). Fulvestrant injection is also used alone or in combination with ribociclib (Kisqali®) to treat hormone receptor positive, advanced breast cancer or breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in women who have experienced menopause and whose breast cancer has worsened after they were treated with an anti-estrogen medication such as tamoxifen. Fulvestrant injection is also used in combination with palbociclib (Ibrance®) or abemaciclib (Verzenio®) to treat hormone receptor positive, advanced breast cancer in women whose breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body and has worsened after they were treated with anti-estrogen medication such as tamoxifen. 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.
What is cancer chemotherapy?
Cancer chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment. It uses medicines to destroy cancer cells.
Normally, the cells in your body grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep growing without control. Chemotherapy works by killing the cancer cells, stopping them from spreading, or slowing their growth.
Chemotherapy is used to:
- Treat cancer by curing the cancer, lessening the chance it will return, or stopping or slowing its growth.
- Ease cancer symptoms by shrinking tumors that are causing pain and other problems.
What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy does not just destroy cancer cells. It can also harm some healthy cells, which causes side effects.
You may have a lot of side effects, some side effects, or none at all. It depends on the type and amount of chemotherapy you get and how your body reacts.
Some common side effects are:
- Mouth sores
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hair loss
There are ways to prevent or control some side effects. Talk with your health care provider about how to manage them. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy is over, so most side effects gradually go away.
What can I expect when getting chemotherapy?
You may get chemotherapy in a hospital or at home, a doctor's office, or a medical clinic. You might be given the medicines by mouth, in a shot, as a cream, through a catheter, or intravenously (by IV).
Your treatment plan will depend on the type of cancer you have, which chemotherapy medicines are used, the treatment goals, and how your body responds to the medicines.
Chemotherapy may be given alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment every day, every week, or every month. You may have breaks between treatments so that your body has a chance to build new healthy cells.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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