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
Trade Names/Brand Names of Abiraterone Acetate
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.
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 25°C), and in an airtight container.
Last Updated : Jul 2018