Explain purpose of medication to patient. Instruct patient to notify health care professional if an injection is missed. Advise patient to read Patient Labeling carefully.
Inform patient of possible side effects (hot flashes, flushing, increased weight, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction) Advise patient that redness, swelling, and itching at injection site is usually mild, self-limiting, and decreases within 3 days.
Instruct patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and consult health care professional before taking any new medications.
Advise female patient that women who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant or breastfeed should not take degarelix.
degarelix has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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