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Abiraterone Acetate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Jun 28, 2011
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Information about Abiraterone Acetate

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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Abiraterone Acetate

International- Zytiga.
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Why is Abiraterone Acetate Prescribed? (Indications)

Abiraterone acetate is used along with prednisolone (corticosteroid) for treating a type of prostate cancer called metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) previously called hormone-resistant cancer.

It works by blocking the effects of testosterone in the body and suppresses the cancer growth. 

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When should Abiraterone Acetate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Abiraterone Acetate?

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

How should Abiraterone Acetate be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Abiraterone Acetate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Abiraterone Acetate?

  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.

What are the other precautions for Abiraterone Acetate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Abiraterone Acetate?

Store it at room temperature (20 to 25C), and in an airtight container.

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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dianeyin, China

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

animeshanand1986, India

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, India

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

Hiralshah, India

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, India

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

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