Abiraterone Acetate - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Abiraterone Acetate

Pronunciation : A-bir-A-ter-one AS-e-tate

Latest prescription information about Abiraterone Acetate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

International- Zytiga.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for prostate cancer in patients who have received prior chemotherapy containing docetaxel. It is used either alone or with other medications (prednisone). 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1000mg once daily with prednisone 5mg twice daily.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, decrease in blood potassium level, adrenal gland insufficiency, liver or kidney disease, elderly, and in children.
Monitor liver function, adrenocortical insufficiency, regularly while taking this medication.
Women who are pregnant or who may be pregnant should not handle ZYTIGA without protection, e.g., gloves.

Side Effects : 

  Most Common: Joint swelling, fracture, liver impairment, decrease in blood potassium level, fluid retention, muscle discomfort, hot flush, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, cough, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, urinary frequency, night time urination, indigestion and upper respiratory tract infection.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature (20 to 25C), and in an airtight container. ♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
Last Updated : August 2013


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dianeyin 

I am looking for Zytiga for my father urgently. Can you kindly please advice the best price, payment and delivery? Thanks.

animeshanand1986 

Xbira contains Abiraterone Acetate Tablets 250 Mg. Xbira is available in 250 Mg Strength. Xbira comes in a pack of 120 Tablets. Xbira is manufactured by Cipla. costing least aprox 30k

hemantsawant77 

i am in need of abiraterone tablet for my dad, please advice the best price in Indian currency. i am from Mumbai.

Hiralshah 

We would like to inform you all ht we can made available this medicine to patient.Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Regards
Hiral Shah
hiral@genexpharma.co.in

Pankaj45 

I have prescribed it to one patient with Cancer prostate
Price of 6000$ per month is prohibitive
Pankaj Shah

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