the package insert of the medicine Firmagon. Therapeutic class of Antineoplastic and Anti-hormones. Active principles Degarrelix.
Firmagon 120 mg or 80 mg is indicated in the treatment of prostate cancer dependent on hormones, in adult men.
How to use?
Generally, it is recommended that the initial administration of 2 injections in a row of 120 mg, and later recommended the administration of a maintenance dose of 80 mg, 1 time per month. Firmagon 120 mg or 80 mg is a medicine for use in injectable, which should only be administered by a doctor or nurse.
The recommended doses and duration of treatment with Firmagon should be given by your doctor, as these depend on the individual response of each patient to treatment.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Firmagon may include pain, discomfort, swelling, redness or formation of a nodule at the site of injection, heat wave, chills, fever, flu-like symptoms or common cold, problems sleeping, tiredness, dizziness, headache, weight increase, nausea, diarrhea, changes in the results of blood tests, excessive sweating, night sweats, hives on the skin, anaemia, pain or discomfort in the muscles, reduced size of testes, swelling of the breasts, or impotence.
When should I not use?
Firmagon is contraindicated for patients with allergy to Degarrelix or to any of the components of the formula.
How it works?
Firmagon is a medicine that has in its composition Degarrelix, a blocker of the hormonal synthetic that mimics a natural hormone, GnRH, which causes this to be able to block directly the effects of this hormone. In this way, Firmagon immediately reduces the level of the hormone male testosterone in the body, responsible for stimulating prostate cancer.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use Firmagon, tell your doctor if you want to administer this medicine to children or teenagers, you have any cardiovascular condition or rhythm problems heart attack, diabetes mellitus, have diseases or problems in the heart, kidney or liver conditions, have osteoporosis or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without prescription.
During treatment with Firmagon should take special care when driving vehicles or machinery, because this medicine may cause fatigue and dizziness.
The treatment with Firmagon should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
Firmagon is a medicine for use in the hospital, which should only be administered by a physician, and that their excessive administration is unlikely.