Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)
What is Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) used for?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) is prescribed to treat men who are suffering from prostate cancer. The medication is an anti-androgen that reduces the release of testosterone to stop the spread of cancer cells as this hormone is associated with the growth of tumors. In some cases this medication may even reduce the size of tumors with regular use. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken daily, but your individual instructions may differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and taken after eating a meal to prevent nausea. Never alter the form of the tablets by chewing, crushing, or splitting them prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate)?
Some patients using Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are depression, blood clots, trouble breathing, liver problems, or signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling or hives. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Siterone (Cyproterone Acetate) should not be used to treat women, children, or patients who have had a meningioma. It is also important to disclose if you have diabetes, sickle cell anemia, a clotting condition, severe depression, liver disease, or if you have any other advanced cancers. These conditions may cause complications requiring adjustments to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Siterone (Cyproterone 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.