Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Pregnancy and Lactation Implications
  • Contraindications
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Genes that may be involved
  • Drug Interactions
  • Dosage
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • Special Considerations

Brand Names


Austria: Firmagon; Bulgaria: Firmagon; Czech Republic: Firmagon; Denmark: Firmagon; Estonia: Firmagon; Finland: Firmagon; France: Firmagon; Germany: Firmagon; Greece: Firmagon; Hungary: Firmagon; Ireland: Firmagon; Latvia: Firmagon; Lithuania: Firmagon; Luxembourg: Firmagon; Malta: Firmagon; Netherlands: Firmagon; Portugal: Firmagon; Romania: Firmagon; Slovakia: Firmagon; Slovenia: Firmagon; Sweden: Firmagon; UK: Firmagon.

North America

Canada: Firmagon; USA: Firmagon.

Drug combinations


Degarelix Acetate: C~82~H~103~ClN~18~O~16~ C~2~H~4~O~2~. Mw: 1692.33. N-Acetyl-3-(2-naphthyl)-D-alanyl-4-chloro-D-phenylalanyl-3-(3-pyridyl)-D-alanyl-L-seryl-4-[2,6-dioxohexahydropyrimidin-4(S)-ylcarboxamido]-L-phenylalanyl-4-ureido-D-phenylalanyl-L-leucyl-N^6^-isopropyl-L-lysyl-L-prolyl-D-alaninamide acetate. CAS-214766-78-6.

Pharmacologic Category

Antineoplastic Agents; Endocrine Therapy; GnRH Receptor Antagonist. (ATC-Code: L02BX02).

Mechanism of action

Binds reversibly to the pituitary GnRH receptors, thereby reducing the release of gonadotropins and consequently testosterone.

Therapeutic use

Treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Not indicated for use in women. Fetal harm can occur when administered to pregnant women. Not recommended during lactation.

Unlabeled use


Patients with previous hypersensitivity reactions to degarelix. Fetal harm can occur when administered to pregnant women.

Warnings and precautions

Long-term androgen deprivation therapy prolongs the QT interval.



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