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Firmagon 120Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Degarelix
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Firmagon 120Mg Injection is a type of hormonal therapy that is used to treat prostate cancer. It is an artificial protein that helps in reducing the amount of some specific hormones in our body, especially testosterone which causes growth of the tumor. It works on the interaction of GnRH in the pituitary glands by blocking the Gnrh receptors which reduces luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and in turn results in decreased testosterone levels.

It is advised that you should not use Firmagon 120Mg Injection if you are allergic to it or any ingredient in it. You should also first consult your doctor before using it if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, taking any medications, supplements or herbal preparations, have any heart rhythm disorder or any heart disease, kidney or liver disease, eletrolyte imbalance, or a family or personal history of Long QT syndrome.

The side effects you may encounter after taking Firmagon 120Mg Injection include headache, dizziness, fast heartbeats, chest pain, problem or pain during urination, rapid weight gain, swelling, shortness of breath, anxiety, high blood pressure, blurred vision, feeling tired, back or joint pain, liver problems, losing interest in sex, swelling or pain at the site of injection. You should see a doctor immediately if these symptoms become bothersome or last for long durations.

Firmagon 120Mg Injection is administered as an injection given under the skin in the area around your stomach. It is given once in every 28 days and should be administered only by a medical professional. You should take frequent blood tests while under treatment with Firmagon 120Mg Injection and should consult your doctor for the appropiate dosage.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Degarelix, please consult your doctor.

Firmagon 120Mg Injection is a drug that is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. The medication acts by removing excess testosterone from the body and also suppresses the functionality of the same hormone.

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