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Abarelix is a drug used to reduce the amount of testosterone made in patients with advanced symptomatic prostate cancer for which no other treatment options are available.



It belongs to the family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists.

Brand name

Also called Plenaxis.

Status in the US

It is withdrawn from the US market in 2005 due to poor sales and significant allergic reactions.

Global use

It is marketed in Germany and Netherlands


Advanced prostate cancer

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