#Abiraterone is a type of hormone #therapy. It is also called abiraterone acetate, or Zytiga. It is used to treat #prostatecancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Clinical trials are also using abiraterone for earlier stages of prostate cancer.
Prostate #cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the #prostate. These abnormal cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way and sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body.
How Abiraterone Works ?
Abiraterone blocks an enzyme called cytochrome P17 and this stops the testes and other tissues in the body making testosterone. This can slow the growth of prostate cancer or shrink it.
How you have Abiraterone ?
You have abiraterone as tablets. Always take your tablets exactly as your #nurse or #pharmacist explained. You take abiraterone on an empty stomach. Take it at least two hours after eating, and don’t eat for at least one hour after taking the tablets. Many people find it’s best to take abiraterone an hour before breakfast. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water and don’t crush or chew them.
Tests during Treatment :
You have blood tests before starting #treatment and regularly during your treatment. The tests check your levels of #bloodcells and other substances in the blood. They also check how well your #liver and #kidneys are working.
What are possible side effects of this treatment ?
Everyone responds differently to hormone therapy – some experience many side effects while others experience very few. Below are some side effects experienced by those who received abiraterone acetate. Tell your health care team about side-effects you are experiencing so they know how best to help you manage them.
#Anaemia (low number of red blood cells)
Build-up of fluid
Muscle or bone pain
Urinary tract infections (UTI)
Changes to your heartbeat
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