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Is the drug degarelix a chemical castration that cannot be reversed?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The only thing irreversible is cutting out the testicles.

In brief: No
The only thing irreversible is cutting out the testicles.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Degarelix temporarily blocks the production of the pituitary hormone that regulates the secretion of testosterone in men (or estrogen in females).
The effect is reversible upon cessation of the medication. It is reversible chemical castration.

In brief: No
Degarelix temporarily blocks the production of the pituitary hormone that regulates the secretion of testosterone in men (or estrogen in females).
The effect is reversible upon cessation of the medication. It is reversible chemical castration.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
In brief: Maybe
Degaralex suppresses certain hormone signals.
Theoretically this is reversible, but if you are taking it for prostate cancer, you should remain on it.

In brief: Maybe
Degaralex suppresses certain hormone signals.
Theoretically this is reversible, but if you are taking it for prostate cancer, you should remain on it.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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