Abarelix is an injectable suspension. It belongs to the group of drug known as gonadotropin releasing-hormone (GnRH) antagonists. It is used in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer where no other treatment is available. It is primarily used in oncology. It works by reducing the amount of testosterone among patients with advanced symptomatic prostate cancer. Testosterone is involved in the growth of prostate cancer. Abarelix may also be used for other purposes as determined by your physician.
Abarelix is used as an injection into the muscle particularly the buttock by a qualified health care provider. The recommended dose is 100mg every 4 weeks. To get the most benefit, use Abarelix regularly. Abarelix comes with additional information for patients or medical guide. Read the guide carefully before using. If you intend to inject this drug at home, use it exactly as prescribed. The vials must be stored in room temperature away from direct heat and sunlight. For a missed dose, contact your doctor right away.
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Serious side effects are:
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