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In the US, Degarelix (degarelix systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists, hormones/antineoplastics and is used to treat Prostate Cancer.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Therapeutic Categories

Antineoplastic agent

Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist

Chemical Names

D-Alaninamide, N-acetyl-3-(2-naphtalenyl)-D-alanyl-4-chloro-D-phenylalanyl-3-(3-pyridinyl)-D-alanyl-L-seryl-4-[[[(4S)-hexahydro-2,6-dioxo-4-pyrimidinyl]carbonyl]amino]-L-phenylalanyl-4-[(aminocarbonyl)amino]-D-phenylalanyl-L-leucyl-N⁶-(1-metyletyl)-L-lysy (USAN)

N-acetyl-3-(naphtalen-2-yl)-D-alanyl-4-chloro-D-phenylalanyl-3-(pyridin-3-yl)-D-alanyl-L-seryl-4-[[[(4S)-2,6-dioxohexahydroprymidin-4-yl]carbonyl]amino]-L-phenylalanyl-4-(carbamoylamino)-D-phenylalanyl-L-leucyl-N⁶-(1-metyletyl)-L-lysyl-L-prolyl-D-alaninam (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Degarelixum (Latin)
  • Degarelix (German)
  • Dégarélix (French)
  • Degarelix (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Degarelix (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Degarelix Acetate (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • ASP-3550 (IS)
  • FE200486 (IS: Ferring)

Brand Names

  • Firmagon
    Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Hungary; Ferring, Italy; Ferring, Mexico; Ferring, Malaysia; Ferring, Poland; Ferring, Portugal; Ferring, Slovakia; Ferring, Thailand; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Singapore; Rentschler Biotechnologie, Georgia
  • Gonax
    Astellas, Japan
  • Firmagon
    Clinres, Croatia (Hrvatska); Ferring, Australia; Ferring, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Ferring, Belgium; Ferring, Canada; Ferring, Switzerland; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, France; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Israel; Ferring, Iceland; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Slovenia; Ferring, South Africa; Ferring Legemidler AS, Norway; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Austria; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United States
    Ferring, Sweden


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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