How to Take Abarelix and Dose of Abarelix


Find out how to take Abarelix (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Abarelix


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the buttock.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

IM- The recommended dose is 100 mg on day 1, 15, 29 (week 4) and every 4 weeks thereafter.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in women, children and individuals with known hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a gonadotropin releasing-hormone (GnRH) antagonist, prescribed for prostate cancer (to treat it partially). It reduces testosterone (hormone) level in your body, which involves in the growth of most prostate cancers.  

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, including long QT syndrome, abnormal heart rhythm, liver disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, and during breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Monitor testosterone blood levels, prostate specific antigen (PSA), or liver function tests level regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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