Brand Names : Plenaxis
Abarelix (a-ba-REL-iks) is a type of medicine called a gonadotropin-releasing
hormone (GnRH) antagonist that lowers the male hormone testosterone in your
blood. Testosterone makes most prostate cancers grow. Other ways to treat
your prostate cancer are taking other hormone medicines to lower testosterone
or surgery to remove your testicles. Abarelix is used when these other ways
to treat prostate cancer cannot be used or are refused.
Abarelix is to be given only under the supervision of your doctor. It is
to be injected into a muscle and is available in the following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.