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Degarelix Acetate

Popular Brands: : Firmagon, Degarelix Acetate
Official FDA Reports4,370
Social Media Events3
Total Posts183
Avg. Review Score4.39/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Degarelix Acetate
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

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The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Degarelix Acetate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Degarelix Acetate

Hot Flush

... (PHEW) It was a nice 2 months while off Casodex but I'll take the daily dosing of Casodex for a undetectable PSA any time. My side effects so far on HDT is mild heat flashes that last only a minute o...


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Hot Flush

Firmagon is a GnRH antagonist, while Lupron is a GnRH agonist. They achieve the same effect in opposite ways, and that bears on your Casodex decision. A GnRH agonist (e.g., Lupron) stimulates your hy...


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Hot Flush

Hi I have been on Firmagon (Degarelix) for last 3 months and aside for a very minor hot flash here and there so far so good. Oncologist also told me today that Degarelix appears to be superior to Lup...


Source: Lupron and hot flashes????

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I was diagnosed with prostate 10 years ago and the surgery. Because I still had PSA activity I was put on Lupron. My PSA decreased below 1.0 and I voluntarily ceased the Lupron injections. Earlier thi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Very fast drop in PSA. Stable for 2 1/2 years.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 22, 2012 @ 12:00 am

After biopsy revealed it was tiime to consider Hormone Therapy. I was started on Lupron. I came back in for a three month check and my PSA had not changed that much and my Testosterone was still high...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Poppajohn in fdb.rxlist.com on October 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I am in month two. PSA has stopes from 47 to 2.7 on first blood test.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By easy64 in fdb.rxlist.com on September 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By princessholl in forums.webmd.com on June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE PILL ever since I got on Gianvi two months ago, I have been nothing but nauseous. I can't eat anything! I'm so nauseous!! Also, this pill has made me go crazy. I have hor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By celebrate life in healingwell.com on June 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Geop, That is great news! Could you add your stats on your next post? You had a high psa at dx, so especially encouraging that HT is keeping your cancer at bay. Beth n Gary

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By yk in healingwell.com on June 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Hi Geop Congrats! to your undetectable PSA result Good to know that you are going back to your routine workout. Certainly have to take care on your weight. All the best....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hot flush

Posted By geop in healingwell.com on June 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... (PHEW) It was a nice 2 months while off Casodex but I'll take the daily dosing of Casodex for a undetectable PSA any time. My side effects so far on HDT is mild heat flashes that last only a minute o...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.