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Androcur 100mg

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Cyproterone Acetate (also spell as Ciproterone Acetate).

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SKU 2127
Generic Name Cyproterone Acetate (also spell as Ciproterone Acetate)
Manufacturer Bayer Schering, Turkey
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Androcur 100 mg is an antiandrogen medicine containing the active ingredient cyproterone acetate. It is prescribed for the treatment of the prostate gland. It can also be used in combination with other medications or following surgical removal of the testes to treat side effects such as hot flushes or sweats and to prevent any initial worsening of the problem. Androcur 100 mg works in two ways:


     –    It stops the testosterone hormone present in your body from being able to adhere to the cancer cells. 

     –     By an effect on the hormonal mechanisms production of androgen hormones by the body, it lowers the amount of androgen hormone present in your blood. 


This anticancer medicine should only be taken by men. It is not meant to be taken by women or children.  


Before taking medicine, tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicine or have problems with blood clots, diabetes, heart attack, anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, osteoporosis, a wasting disease, or lactose intolerance. You should also be aware that Androcur can cause a decrease in sperm count. It may take up to 3 to 20 months for the sperm count to return to normal once the treatment has been stopped. There are also cases of liver damage in men with liver cancer. Liver damage may be life-threatening in some cases. Such adverse effects are more likely to develop when using high doses of cyproterone and usually several months after treatment has begun.     


You must share with your doctor the list of medications you may be using, especially those: rifampicin, phenytoin, ketoconazole, clotrimazole, statins, ritonavir, and glitazones. as mentioning these drug's details is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction with this medicine. Never start a new medication without your doctor's advice. 

Impotence and infertility are expected effects of Androcur 100 mg and cannot be generally avoided. Other common side effects of Cyproterone acetate include diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, and rashes on the skin. If any of these effects continue for a longer time or become worsen, contact your doctor immediately.


Cyproterone Acetate may rarely cause serious side effects such as a benign liver tumour, restlessness, tiredness, low mood, swelling breast, weakening of bones, and liver cancer. The information on side effects of Cyproterone Acetate in this information guide is incomplete, and there may be other side effects.  


Follow carefully all directions given by your doctor. The recommended daily dose depends on the patient's condition and whether you are taking other medicines. Do not discontinue treatment without your doctor's approval. After consuming food, the tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water. Androcur helps to control your condition but does not cure it. It is important to keep taking this anticancer medicine even if you feel well.   


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