i would like to have the side effects related to the use of Zoladex 3.6mg for treating a 8 year old. The child started with Lucrin and now is on Zoladex, the first sign of side effects we experienced while using Lucrin was blood from the vagina. if we see any of these side effects related to Zoladex, should we be alarmed or do they natural.
I'm not sure of the side effects for a child but I would say that i would think very seriously before giving zoladex or any similar drug to my child.
Zoladex will essentially shut the ovaries down from the brain - in a child this may just mean the puberty is halted, but she may also get the menopausal symptoms that adults get. I was on it for 2 years - the effects were extremely difficult to bear but as it reduced my excruciating daily pain and fatigue, I put up with it, I definitely could not have coped as a child.
Also, I would try to find out what studies have been done in the use in children - I took it for 2 years and many of my symptoms have not gone away and I have to be investigated for early menopause at 30. Some people's ovaries do not work again after treatment stops - although rare, it's more likely with longterm use and I'm guessing she would have to stay on it until an age where puberty would occur? If so, I would suggest it could seriously affect her development and risk future infertility.
I may be wrong, the effects on children may be very different; but this is an extremely powerful drug used to treat cancer and other debilitating conditions. If there is any other option, I would avoid this. I hope that helps.
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