Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
Siterone (Cyproterone) is an oral anti-androgen prescribed to treat men with prostate cancer. The medication limits the actions of male hormones to interfere with the growth of cancer cells allowing other procedures to be performed to eliminate the cancerous cells. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meals or snack is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Never split or chew the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
The use of Siterone (Cyproterone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual blood clotting, changes in hair colour, unusual hair growth, liver disorders, or signs of an allergic reaction including severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) should not be administered to women, children, or to patients who have a meningioma. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, a history of strokes, a risk of blood clots, advanced cancer, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Siterone (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.
Siterone (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.