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.
Contraindicated in women, children and individuals with known hypersensitivity.
IM- The recommended dose is 100 mg on day 1, 15, 29 (week 4) and every 4 weeks thereafter.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the buttock.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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