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Abarelix - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Dec 02, 2011
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Information about Abarelix

Generic Name : Abarelix
Pronunciation : ab-ah-REL-ix
Latest prescription information about Abarelix. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Abarelix

International- Plenaxis.
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Why is Abarelix Prescribed? (Indications)

Abarelix is used to treat prostate cancer for reducing the symptoms and to increase the quality of life in patients.

Abarelix affects the secretion of testosterone in the body and thereby arrests the growth of prostate cancer. 

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When should Abarelix not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women, children and individuals with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Abarelix?

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

How should Abarelix be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Abarelix?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Abarelix?

   Genitourinary : Hot flushes, pain, breast enlargement, breast pain/nipple tenderness, painful urination, urination frequency, nausea, urinary retention and urinary tract infection.
   Central Nervous System : Sleep disturbances, dizziness, syncope, headache, and fatigue.
  Heart - Hypotension, peripheral edema.
   Miscellaneous : Allergic reactions, back pain, constipation, swelling in the extremities, temporary redness of face and neck, upper respiratory tract infection and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Abarelix?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Abarelix?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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