Firmagon and Heart palpitations - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 3,074 people who have side effects when taking Firmagon. Heart palpitations is found, especially among people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin and have Neoplasm malignant.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Firmagon and have Heart palpitations. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 24, 2023

3,074 people reported to have side effects when taking Firmagon.
Among them, 12 people (0.39%) have Heart palpitations.

What is Firmagon?

Firmagon has active ingredients of degarelix acetate. It is used in prostate cancer. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 3,091 Firmagon users.

What is Heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) is found to be associated with 3,734 drugs and 3,565 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 141,354 people who have Heart palpitations.

Number of Firmagon and Heart palpitations reports submitted per year:

Could Firmagon cause Heart palpitations?

Time on Firmagon when people have Heart palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Firmagon *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Firmagon *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 77.78 %

Common drugs people take besides Firmagon *:

  1. Aspirin: 3 people, 25.00%
  2. Lyrica: 2 people, 16.67%
  3. Furosemide: 2 people, 16.67%
  4. Lipitor: 2 people, 16.67%
  5. Lisinopril: 2 people, 16.67%
  6. Zytiga: 2 people, 16.67%
  7. Xanax: 2 people, 16.67%
  8. Xgeva: 2 people, 16.67%
  9. Norvasc: 1 person, 8.33%
  10. Prolia: 1 person, 8.33%

Common side effects people have besides Heart palpitations *:

  1. Weakness: 3 people, 25.00%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 3 people, 25.00%
  3. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 3 people, 25.00%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 25.00%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 3 people, 25.00%
  6. Coughing Up Blood: 2 people, 16.67%
  7. Fever: 2 people, 16.67%
  8. Tooth Abscess (pus formation in tooth): 2 people, 16.67%
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 16.67%
  10. Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat): 2 people, 16.67%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour): 1 person, 8.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Firmagon and have Heart palpitations?

Check whether Heart palpitations is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on degarelix acetate (the active ingredients of Firmagon) and Firmagon (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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