Example orders for Degarelix (Firmagon) in prostate cancer

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Degarelix (Firmagon)

Published regimens and references can be found on the prostate cancer page.

Example order set #1

Loading dose

  • Degarelix (Firmagon) 240 mg SC once on day 1. Give as two 120 mg injections with a 27 gauge, 1 1/4 inch needle. Administer at a 45 degree angle SC into the periumbilical tissue while holding the tissue in a tented up fashion.

start maintenance doses 28 days after loading dose

Maintenance doses

  • Degarelix (Firmagon) 80 mg SC once on day 1. Give as one 80 mg injection with a 27 gauge, 1 1/4 inch needle. Administer at a 45 degree angle SC into the periumbilical tissue while holding the tissue in a tented up fashion.

28-day cycles