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Cyproterone Tablet - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Cyproterone Tablet

Generic Name : Cyproterone Tablet
Pronunciation : SYE-proe-teh-rone
Latest prescription information about Cyproterone Tablet. 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 : Y42.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Cyproterone Tablet

India- Diane-35, Dinac 35, Frauline, Ginette-35, Krimson.
International- Androcur, Cyprostat,Cyproteron, Procur, Cyprone, Cyprohexal, Ciproterona, Cyproteronum, Neoproxil, Siterone.
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Why is Cyproterone Tablet Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiandrogen, prescribed for prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality, and hirsutism. It blocks the effect of the testosterone in the body.
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When should Cyproterone Tablet not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndrome, severe depression, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, blood clotting disorder, kidney impairment, liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cyproterone Tablet?

Adult: PO- Acne; Contraception; Hirsutism: The recommended dose is 2 mg/day (with ethinylestradiol) for 21 days of the menstrual cycle.
Palliative treatment for prostatic carcinoma: Initial- 300 mg/day in 2-3 divided doses. Maintenance: 200-300 mg/day.
Control of libido: 50 mg twice daily.
Hot flushes: 50mg/day, may increase to 150 mg/day in 3 divided doses if needed.

How should Cyproterone Tablet be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cyproterone Tablet?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate cancer, liver impairment, sugar, heart disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor liver function test, cholesterol level, and red blood cells count during treatment.

In women: Interrupt treatment if persistent or recurrent bleeding occurs to exclude the possibility of organic diseases.

Patient may develop with increased risk of blood clot disorder.

Ineffective for male hypersexuality in chronic alcoholism.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cyproterone Tablet?

   Most Common : Dizziness, headache, intestinal problems, nausea, flushing, or leg pain might occur.
   Genitourinary : Sexual deviance, mood changes and changes in breast.
   Miscellaneous : Palpitations, chest pain, unusual weakness, vision changes, trouble breathing, stomach pain, weight gain, rash, increased urination and increased thirst.

What are the other precautions for Cyproterone Tablet?

Avoid excess dosage

What are the storage conditions for Cyproterone Tablet?

Store it as directed by your physician.



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