General English name: Abiraterone
Application: Advanced prostate cancer
Abiratron Drug Information
Medication Information: In some men with prostate cancer, the disease becomes malignant and the cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. The cancer has reached an advanced stage or a final stage at this stage. Standard treatments for this stage include hormone therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy. Until a few years ago, there were limited options for stopping an advanced prostate, and the available options were almost incurable. Abiratron has recently been added to these treatment options and could add three months to the life expectancy of men with advanced prostate cancer who have not responded to other treatments.
Abiratron belongs to a group of drugs called anti-androgen drugs. These drugs reduce male sex hormones (called androgens). In prostate cancer, androgens are produced by the testes, adrenal glands, and tumor cells. Abiratron reduces the amount of androgen produced by these substances, which in turn reduces the growth of cancer.
Abiratron is given with other medicines such as prednisone and prednisolone. These drugs eliminate the side effects of abiraterone.
Contraindications to Abiratron
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Abiratron drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Other drugs can affect the removal of abiratron from the body and thus affect the function of abiratron. These medications include rifamycins (such as rifabutin), epileptic seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital).
Tips to consider before taking Abiratron
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Abiratron:
- If you have high blood pressure, or low potassium in your blood.
- If you have cardiovascular problems.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems
Possible side effects of Abiratron
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
Feeling pain when urinating or feeling like urinating frequently: Talk to your doctor about this. Because these symptoms may be due to a urinary tract infection.
Swelling of the feet or ankles (due to fluid retention): Keep your feet as high as possible above your body.
Chest pain, and increased heart rate: Tell your doctor as soon as possible.
If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
If you are allergic to a particular drug.
High blood pressure, low potassium levels, high blood triglycerides (harmful fats), heart problems: Your doctor will evaluate and monitor these.
How to store Abiratron
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.