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Generic: degarelix
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It is used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer.
               



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What is this medicine?

DEGARELIX (deg a REL ix) is used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood
  • osteoporosis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to degarelix, mannitol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.




Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

Try not to miss a dose. If you do miss a dose, call your doctor or health care professional for advice.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • amiodarone
  • bretylium
  • disopyramide
  • dofetilide
  • droperidol
  • ibutilide
  • procainamide
  • quinidine
  • sotalol

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress and discuss any issues before you start taking this medicine.

Your doctor or health care professional will need to monitor your hormone levels in your blood to check your response to treatment. Try to keep any appointments for testing.

               
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