Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Precautions and Warnings With Degarelix

Although degarelix is effective at slowing down the progression of advanced prostate cancer in many men, it is not suitable for everyone. Tell your healthcare provider if you have heart disease, osteoporosis, or any other medical condition before beginning treatment with degarelix. Other precautions include warnings of potential drug interactions and the increased risk for developing a potentially life-threatening heart arrhythmia.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Receiving Degarelix?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving degarelix (Firmagon®) if you have:
 
  • Heart disease, such as heart failure or a heart problem known as congenital long QT syndrome
  • An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • A history of an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electrolyte imbalances in your blood, such as low or high calcium, sodium, potassium, or magnesium
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
7 Natural Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Pain

Degarelix Drug Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2018 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.