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Barrigel® is used to increase the distance between the prostate and the anterior rectal wall, with the intent to decrease radiation dose delivered to the rectum when treating prostate cancer with radiation. Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to hyaluronic acid-based products. There are adverse effects that can happen: mild to moderate sensation of rectal filling, injection site discomfort, injection site irritation, injection site bleeding or hematoma, injection site inflammation, infection, dysuria or a weak urine stream. Talk to your doctor about these adverse effects. Barrigel is contraindicated in prostate cancer patients with clinical stage T4. Please see complete Prescribing Information for Barrigel.
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