When treating advanced prostate cancer with Firmagon® (degarelix), the injection is given just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach) every 28 days. After the medication is injected, a small mass (or "depot") forms under the skin. This mass slowly releases the medicine into the bloodstream over the course of a month. The dosage is the same for everyone, regardless of age or weight.
The injection is usually given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. The exact site of the injection on your abdomen will change with each dose. It should not be given in an area near the waistband, ribs, or any other place that could be rubbed or pressed against.
(For more details on this injection, click Firmagon Dosage. This Web selection takes an in-depth look at how this medicine is administered and offers important safety tips.)