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If you have advanced prostate cancer, your healthcare provider may prescribe Firmagon® (degarelix). This medicine comes in the form of an injection that is given just under the skin of the abdomen (stomach) every 28 days. It works to slow down the growth of prostate cancer cells by decreasing testosterone levels. Fatigue, weight gain, and reactions at the injection site are among the possible side effects of this medication.
 
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