DEGARELIX is used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer.
This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -fever or chills -irregular heartbeat -nausea and vomiting along with severe abdominal pain -pain or difficulty passing urine -pelvic pain or bloating Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -change in sex drive or performance -constipation -headache -high blood pressure -hot flashes (flushing of skin, increased sweating) -itching, redness or mild pain at site where injected -joint pain -trouble sleeping -unusually weak or tired -weight gain.