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|Generic Name||Cyproterone Acetate (also spell as Ciproterone Acetate)|
|Manufacturer||Bayer Schering, Turkey|
About the drug:
Cyproterone Acetate is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Androcur tablets. This drug is an anti-androgen that is in the form of its acetate and it also has progestational properties used to treat advanced prostate cancer.
Uses of the drug:
Cyproterone Acetate has a several uses. Generally, this drug is used to treat cancer of the prostate gland in men and reduce sex drive. It may also be given to women who have severe acne or excessive hair growth on the face and body. The use of this drug provides various benefits that include the decreased growth and spread of the cancer cells in prostate cancer patients, a reduced sex drive in men who have increased interest in sex, less body hair in women who have excessive hair, and treatment of acne in women.
Working of the drug:
It belongs to a class of medicines called anti-androgens. It works by blocking the action of the male sex hormones known as androgens and reducing the amount of androgens produced in the body. This is how it works and cures prostate cancer
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:Androcur – 50 mg Tablet
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Cyproterone Acetate or any other ingredient of the medicine
- Are under 18 years old or whose testes or bones are not yet fully formed
- Have liver diseases or who have previous or existing liver tumors
- Have a cancer apart from prostate cancer
- Have ever been diagnosed with meningioma
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in near future
- Are a breastfeeding women
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any liver problems
- Are suffering from a blood clots thrombosis or embolism or a history of blood clots
- Have had strokes or heart attacks
- Have a disorder of the red blood cells
- Have a history of depression
- Have diabetes.
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your weight, age, your medical history and your response to the treatment. Therefore, the correct dose will be decided by your doctor. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 50mg tablets to substitute one 100 mg Tablet.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken daily with food or without food as prescribed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Take this drug exactly as your doctor prescribed to you. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you complete or finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better and cured. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Cyproterone Acetate, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, inability to get an erectile, lower sex drive, lower sperm count, and rashes on the skin are the common side effects of Cyproterone Acetate. 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 benign liver tumor, restlessness, tiredness, low mood, swelling breast, weakening of bones, liver cancer. The information on side effects of Cyproterone Acetate in this information guide is incomplete and there may be other side effects.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: rifampicin, phenytoin, ketoconazole, clotrimazole, statins, ritonavir, glitazones. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction with this medicine. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms as you do
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting to the doctor
- In case you do not feel comfort after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it
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