Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
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Androcur (Cyproteron Acetate) is a synthetic anti-androgen medication prescribed to treat men suffering from prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia. It operates by suppressing the activity of hormones such as testosterone which may cause enlargement of the prostate or growth of cancer cells. This action also makes the medication useful for treating men suffering from hypersexuality. Your physician may also prescribe it for other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Always follow your physician's instructions for using Androcur (Cyproteron Acetate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Although one tablet is commonly administered once each day, but your particular dosage and frequency of application will depend on the severity of your symptoms and your current health condition. Swallow the tablets whole along with a large glass of water. Never chew, crush, or split the medication as this may destroy or alter the effects of its contents. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Some patients using Androcur (Cyproteron Acetate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Immediately inform your physician if any of these symptoms become worrying or if more serious side effects occur including a severe skin reaction, liver damage, hair loss, blood clots, abnormal breast milk production, or osteoporosis. These conditions may need emergency medical attention or changes to your treatment to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Androcur (Cyproteron Acetate) if you have a history of thrombosis, severe depression, malignant cancer, diabetes, liver disease, sickle cell anemia, or in men with bones or testicles that have not fully matured. These conditions may cause severe complications or require reduced dosages.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Androcur (Cyproteron Acetate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.