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Firmagon Injection - Jevtana and Breastfeeding

This page contains links to eMedTV Prostate Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Firmagon Injection to Jevtana and Breastfeeding. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Firmagon Injection
    Available in the form of an injection, Firmagon is used for treating advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV page offers more information on when and how this injection is given, and what to expect during treatment. A link to more details is also included.
  • Firmagon Medication Information
    This eMedTV page explores some basic information on Firmagon, a medication prescribed to treat advanced prostate cancer. This article also explains how this drug works to slow down the progression of the cancer and why it may not be safe for some people.
  • Firmagon Overdose
    Sleeping problems and fever are some of the possible symptoms of an overdose of Firmagon (degarelix). This eMedTV Web selection describes other potential symptoms and discusses the treatment options that may be available in cases of an overdose.
  • Firmagon Problems
    An irregular heartbeat and painful urination are among the problems that have been reported with Firmagon. This eMedTV article describes other problems this medicine may cause and addresses the risk of drug interactions.
  • Firmagon Side Effects
    Fatigue, constipation, and hot flushes are some of the common side effects of Firmagon. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed list of other problems this medication might cause, including some of the serious complications that require medical care.
  • Firmagon Uses
    Firmagon is prescribed to slow down the growth of cancer cells in men with advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV Web page describes how this medicine works and discusses possible off-label, or unapproved, uses of Firmagon.
  • Firmagon Warnings and Precautions
    If you have heart, liver, or kidney disease, you may not be able to receive Firmagon. This eMedTV article describes some of the safety warnings and precautions you should be aware of with Firmagon, including potentially life-threatening complications.
  • Flutamid
    Once prostate cancer reaches a certain stage, flutamide may be prescribed as part of treatment. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at this drug, with information on its form, how it works, and side effects. Flutamid is a common misspelling of flutamide.
  • Flutamide
    Flutamide is a prescription drug used to treat prostate cancer. As this eMedTV page explains, it is given three times daily as part of a combination treatment plan. Dosing, side effects, safety precautions, and more are all discussed in this article.
  • Flutamide 125 Mg
    According to the dosing guidelines for flutamide, two 125-mg capsules are taken by mouth three times a day. This eMedTV article discusses dosing for this medication in more detail and includes a link to more information on when and how to take this drug.
  • Flutamide 250 Mg
    In general, most men take 250 mg of flutamide three times a day when starting treatment. This segment of the eMedTV archives briefly discusses when and how to take this medicine for prostate cancer and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Flutamide and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment explains that because no studies have been done on breastfeeding and flutamide (Eulexin), the effects are unknown. This page also discusses why this drug would not likely be prescribed for a woman in most cases.
  • Flutamide and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource describes the results of animal studies on flutamide (Eulexin) and pregnancy that caused it to be given a Category D rating by the FDA. It also explains why this medication is not likely to be given to a woman in any case.
  • Flutamide and Women
    As this eMedTV page explains, prostate cancer is treated with flutamide, and women don't get this condition, so they generally don't take this drug. However, there is one condition that may require a woman to take flutamide, which this page addresses.
  • Flutamide Dosage
    This segment of the eMedTV library provides detailed information on flutamide dosing, which includes when and how to take it to ensure the medication's effectiveness. The standard dose when treating prostate cancer is also discussed.
  • Flutamide Drug Information
    This page on the eMedTV site presents a brief overview of flutamide, a drug used to treat prostate cancer. This segment provides important information on why this medicine is given as part of a combination therapy and links to more details on flutamide.
  • Flutamide for Prostate Cancer
    This page of the eMedTV archives takes a look at using flutamide for prostate cancer. It briefly explains how this prescription drug works and when and how to take it. A link to more detailed information on dosing for flutamide is also included.
  • Flutamide Overdose
    The effects of a flutamide (Eulexin) overdose are unknown, but might include shallow breathing and vomiting. This eMedTV selection discusses this topic in detail, with information on additional effects and the likely treatment options.
  • Flutamide Product Information
    This segment of the eMedTV library presents some product information on flutamide, which is often prescribed for prostate cancer. This article presents a brief overview of this medication, with a link to a full-featured article on this topic.
  • Flutamide Side Effects
    Because adverse reactions are possible with any drug, including flutamide, side effects are provided in this eMedTV resource. This segment lists both commonly reported side effects and potentially serious problems that may require immediate care.
  • Flutamide Tablet
    This eMedTV resource explains that flutamide tablets are not available. This segment describes the form in which this prostate cancer drug comes and explains when and how to take it. A link to more detailed information on this medication is also included.
  • Flutemide
    This eMedTV article presents a brief description of flutamide, which is used for prostate cancer. It addresses when and how to take it, as well as side effects. A link to more information is also included. Flutemide is a common misspelling of flutamide.
  • Flutimide
    Men with prostate cancer may take flutamide in combination with another drug. This eMedTV resource presents a brief overview of this prescription medicine, with a link to more information on this product. Flutimide is a common misspelling of flutamide.
  • Flutomide
    Men who have certain stages of prostate cancer may start taking flutamide. This selection of the eMedTV library briefly discusses this prescription drug and includes a link to more information on it. Flutomide is a common misspelling of flutamide.
  • Generic Casodex
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, generic Casodex (bicalutamide) is made by a number of companies and is sold in the same strength as the brand-name product. This article also explains how the generic versions compare to the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Eligard
    This segment of the eMedTV library explains why no generic Eligard (leuprolide) is currently available. It also explains when this situation might change and also describes the difference between the terms "generic name" and "generic version."
  • Generic Emcyt
    There are no generic Emcyt (estramustine) products available at this time. This eMedTV segment discusses whether a generic version might become available. It also defines the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Firmagon
    There is currently no generic Firmagon (degarelix) available. This eMedTV resource discusses when a generic version might be manufactured and explains why degarelix is considered the "generic name" and not a generic version of the medication.
  • Generic for Casodex
    Is there a generic for Casodex? As this selection from the eMedTV site explains, generic versions of this drug are available on the market at this time. This article offers an overview of this topic and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Generic Jevtana
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses why there are currently no generic Jevtana (cabazitaxel) products available. This article explains when a generic might become available and why cabazitaxel is not a generic version of the medication.
  • Generic Lupron Depot
    At this time, generic Lupron Depot is not available. This selection from the eMedTV library explains why this is the case, discusses when the situation might change, and describes the differences between Lupron and Lupron Depot.
  • Generic Name for PROVENGE
    This eMedTV Web page explains why sipuleucel-T is a generic name for PROVENGE, rather than the generic version of the drug. This article also discusses why a generic PROVENGE product does not exist. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Generic Nilandron
    At this time, no generic Nilandron (nilutamide) products are available. This page of the eMedTV Web library discusses why this is the case and addresses whether a generic version of the medication might be manufactured in the future.
  • Generic PROVENGE
    As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, generic "biologic" drugs, including PROVENGE (sipuleucel-T), are not allowed to be manufactured in the United States. This article discusses why there may never be a generic PROVENGE product available.
  • Generic Supprelin LA
    No generic Supprelin LA (histrelin implant) is available at this time. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses when a generic product might be manufactured and explains why histrelin is the "generic name" and not a generic version of the drug.
  • Generic Trelstar
    At this time, no generic versions of Trelstar (triptorelin pamoate) are available. This eMedTV Web selection explains why this is the case and explains when a generic version may become available in the United States.
  • Generic Vantas
    There are currently no generic Vantas (histrelin implant) products available. This eMedTV segment discusses why a generic version of this drug has not yet been manufactured, and explains why histrelin is not a generic version of Vantas.
  • Generic Xtandi
    There are no generic Xtandi (enzalutamide) products available at this time. This eMedTV Web page discusses when a generic version of this drug might become available. It also explains the difference between a generic name and generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Zoladex
    There is no generic Zoladex (goserelin acetate implant) available at this time. This eMedTV page explains when this situation is expected to change and explains why goserelin acetate implant is the "generic name" and not a generic version of the drug.
  • Generic Zytiga
    There are currently no generic Zytiga (abiraterone) products available. This eMedTV Web resource discusses when a generic product might be manufactured, and explains that abiraterone is the generic name and not a generic version of Zytiga.
  • Gleason Score
    As this eMedTV article explains, a Gleason score of 2 to 10 is used to grade whether a prostate tumor is likely to be slow-growing or to metastasize (spread). This Web page explains the process by which this score is determined.
  • How Is the PROVENGE Procedure Done?
    To treat prostate cancer with PROVENGE, you will receive three doses of this drug over a six-week period. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at how the PROVENGE procedure is done and what you can expect during treatment with this medication.
  • Information on Prostate Cancer
    This eMedTV segment talks about prostate cancer, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate. Topics discussed include treatment options and factors that may increase your risk of prostate cancer, with a link to more information.
  • Is Pomegranate Safe?
    If you have low blood pressure, it may not be safe to consume a large amount of pomegranate. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at other pomegranate safety concerns, and explains what to tell your doctor before using pomegranates medicinally.
  • Is PROVENGE Successful in Prolonging Life?
    Research has shown that men using PROVENGE for prostate cancer may live longer than men not using the drug. This eMedTV page explores whether PROVENGE is successful in prolonging life in men with prostate cancer and offers a link to more details.
  • Jevtana
    As a type of chemotherapy medicine, Jevtana is prescribed to treat prostate cancer. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Jevtana, including details on how it works, possible side effects, and how the medication is administered.
  • Jevtana and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that it is typically not recommended to breastfeed while receiving Jevtana (cabazitaxel) because it is not known if it passes through breast milk. This page describes what to do if you are using this drug while breastfeeding.
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