Firmagon vs Lupron

Firmagon
(Rx)
Lupron
(Rx)
Firmagon is a cancer medication.
Lupron is a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.1
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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December 24, 2008
April 9, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
915 Discussions
266,886 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Endometriosis
#2 for Fibroids
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Infertility
#5 for Breast Cancer
Lupron is prescribed for Endometriosis, Fibroids and Prostate Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Infertility and Breast Cancer, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fir
Hot Flashes
10
Tiredness
8
Injection Site Pain
5
Discomfort
4
Weight Gain
3
Bone Pain
3
Injection Site Reactions
2
Decreased Libido
2
Hip Pain
2
Anxiety
2
Lup
Headaches
7
Hot Flashes
6
Cramping
4
Tiredness
3
Weight Gain
2
OHSS
2
Bloating
2
Endometritis
2
Nausea
2
Insomnia
1
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Firmagon
Fir
Lupron
Lup
Hot Flashes
Fir
Lup
10
6
Tiredness
Fir
Lup
8
3
Injection Site Pain
Fir
Lup
5
0
Discomfort
Fir
Lup
4
0
Weight Gain
Fir
Lup
3
2
Bone Pain
Fir
Lup
3
0
Injection Site Reactions
Fir
Lup
2
0
Decreased Libido
Fir
Lup
2
0
Hip Pain
Fir
Lup
2
0
Anxiety
Fir
Lup
2
0
Headaches
Lup
Fir
7
0
Hot Flashes
Lup
Fir
6
10
Cramping
Lup
Fir
4
0
Tiredness
Lup
Fir
3
8
Weight Gain
Lup
Fir
2
3
OHSS
Lup
Fir
2
0
Bloating
Lup
Fir
2
0
Endometritis
Lup
Fir
2
0
Nausea
Lup
Fir
2
0
Insomnia
Lup
Fir
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Firmagon is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Lupron is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Firmagon and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lupron and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Injection
Dosages
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Solution: 80 mg, 120 mg
Solution: 1 mg/0.2 mL, 5 mg/mL
Kit: 1 mg/0.2 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Degarelix Acetate
Leuprolide Acetate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Firmagon and Lupron: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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