Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
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General Information on Degarelix

Generic Name : Degarelix

Pronunciation : DEG a REL ix

Latest prescription information about Degarelix. 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.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Degarelix

International- Firmagon.

Why is Degarelix Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a man-made form of a protein, prescribed for prostate cancer.  It decreases testosterone's level in the body.

When should Degarelix not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to pregnant women and patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Degarelix?

Adults: Subcutaneous: Start with 240 mg given as 2 injections of 120 mg at a concentration of 40 mg/mL.

How should Degarelix be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Degarelix?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, prolonged QT syndrome, abnormal heart rhythm, congestive heart failure, electrolyte imbalance, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Degarelix?

   Heart : Hot flashes, high blood pressure.
   Central Nervous System : Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headache, sleeplessness.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, constipation, nausea.
   Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection, erectile dysfunction, breast enlargement in males, testicular atrophy.
   Local : Pain, redness, swelling, induration, nodule.
   Metabolic : Increased weight.
   Musculoskeletal : Back pain, joint pain.
   Miscellaneous : Chills, fever, night sweats, excessive sweating, decreased bone density.

What are the other precautions for Degarelix?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Degarelix?

Store at a room temperature between 15C to 30C
Protect from excess heat

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