Procur (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Procur (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
Procur Tablets contain 50mg of Cyproterone Acetate is a an anti-androgen that blocks the effects of male sex hormones. It can be used to treat unoperable prostate cancer, hirsutism in women, and to decrease libido when required in adult males. It can also be used aspart of a transgender hormone therapy.
Procur (Cyproterone Acetate), an antiandrogen, works by blocking the action of androgens (male sex hormones like testosterone) in cells containing androgen receptors. It slows production of male hormones in the testes, and by inhibits ovarian function in females.
How should I use Procur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Procur is usually taken daily by men. Women take it on certain days in time with their menstrual cycle. Different dosage will be prescribed for different conditions being treated. Take only the dosage advised by your doctor for your condition.
As a guideline, dosages are often in the range of:
What are the side effects of Procur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Procur is well tolerated by most people who take it.
The following are more common side effects. If any of these become troublesome or do not go away, contact your doctor.
The following list of side effects could suggest a more serious problem. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice:
Cyproterone Acetate may not be the best choice of treatment:
If you belong to any of the above categories, your doctor will be able to discuss the risks of treatment and work out whether or not you should take Procur (Cyproterone Acetate).