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Drug Interactions With Degarelix

When certain medications are used in combination with degarelix injections, there is a possibility for drug interactions. Specifically, Degarelix should not be combined with medications that cause a change in the heart rhythm known as QT prolongation, as it may increase the risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia. Before beginning treatment with degarelix, tell your healthcare provider about any other medicine, vitamin, or supplement you are taking.

An Overview of Degarelix Interactions

Degarelix (Firmagon®) is a prescription hormone therapy approved to treat advanced prostate cancer. This medication may react with medications that cause a certain change in the heart rhythm known as QT prolongation. Some of the drugs that may cause interactions with degarelix include but are not limited to:
 
 
(Click QT-Prolonging Medications for a more complete list of medications that may interact with degarelix.)
 

Drug Interactions With Degarelix Explained

Degarelix can potentially cause a certain change in the heart rhythm known as QT prolongation. In general, this medication should not be combined with any other medication that can also cause QT prolongation, due to the risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all degarelix drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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