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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 side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • fever or chills
  • irregular heartbeat
  • nausea and vomiting along with severe abdominal pain
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • pelvic pain or bloating

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • change in sex drive or performance
  • constipation
  • headache
  • high blood pressure
  • hot flashes (flushing of skin, increased sweating)
  • itching, redness or mild pain at site where injected
  • joint pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This drug is usually given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

In rare cases, this medicine may be given at home. If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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