Uses

Degarelix is used to treat advanced prostate cancer in men. It is not a cure. Most types of prostate cancer need the male hormone testosterone to grow and spread. Degarelix works by reducing the amount of testosterone that the body makes. This helps slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.

How to use Firmagon Vial

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using degarelix and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously) in the abdominal area by a health care professional. It is usually given once a month or as directed by your doctor.

The first dose is given as two injections. The following monthly doses are given as one injection. Make sure your injection site is free of any pressure from belts, waistbands, or other types of clothing. The injection site should not be close to the ribs and should be changed each time to lessen discomfort after the injection.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark your calendar to keep track of when to schedule the next dose.

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