Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
This product is manufactured in Turkey.
Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) is an oral anti-androgen prescribed to treat patients suffering from prostate cancer. The medication blocks the formation of testosterone to prevent the growth or spread of cancer cells. This function also makes it useful for treating men with an overactive sex drive or anger problems caused by elevated levels of testosterone. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) to make sure you are getting the most effective results from treatment. The typical schedule for administration is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual regimen will be determined by your symptoms and health condition. Swallow the dose whole with a large glass of water. Never crush, split, or dissolve the contents of the tablets in water before use as this may destroy or alter their effects. Always ask your doctor if you have any questions to make sure you are using the medication correctly.
What are the side effects of Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Some patients using Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) may experience:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include mild hair loss, lactation, thromboembolism, trouble breathing, osteoporosis, or the development of liver cancer. Tell your doctor about any symptoms occur that worry you or are intense as it may be necessary to change your dosage or make other adjustments to your treatment to prevent more complications from occurring.
Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) should not be used to treat patients who are women, children under the age of eighteen or those who have diabetes with complications, blood clots, sickle cell anaemia, severe depression, or liver disease. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes as this conditions may cause complications requiring reduced dosages or changes to your regimen.
Strictly use Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.