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Firmagon is a medicine used to treat cancer of the prostate (a gland of the male reproductive system) in adult men when the cancer is ‘hormone-dependent’, which means that it responds to treatments that reduce the levels of the hormone testosterone. It is used:
• to treat advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer. ‘Advanced’ means that the cancer has spread beyond the pelvis to nearby tissues such as lymph nodes and bone;
• before or together with radiotherapy to treat high-risk localised or locally advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer. ‘High-risk localised’ means that the cancer is likely to spread beyond the prostate gland to nearby tissues and become ‘locally advanced’.
Firmagon contains the active substance degarelix.
Firmagon : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/144.42 KB)
First published: 04/03/2009
Last updated: 03/11/2021
Firmagon - Risk-management-plan summary (PDF/89.72 KB)
First published: 24/07/2020
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Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
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Amager Strandvej 405
30/03/2022 Firmagon - EMEA/H/C/000986 - IAIN/0041
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FIRMAGON is a gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist indicated:
- for treatment of adult male patients with advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer.
- for treatment of high-risk localised and locally advanced hormone dependent prostate cancer in combination with radiotherapy.
- as neo-adjuvant treatment prior to radiotherapy in patients with high-risk localised or locally advanced hormone dependent prostate cancer.