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Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) - 50mg (50 Tablets)

Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) - 50mg (50 Tablets)

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Androcur

Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate) is a type of steroidal anti-androgen. It can reduce the amount of testosterone that the body is naturally creating. As a result, prostate cancer cells arenít able to continue growing. Women should avoid handling Androcur, especially if they are pregnant.

What is Androcur Used for?

Androcur contains the active ingredient Cyproterone Acetate and is used to aggressively treat prostate cancer that has progressed to advanced stages. If other forms of medicine havenít worked to fight the prostate cancer, this one may be tried. It could be given alone but usually it will be given along with other forms of medicine to fight the cancer.

Androcur Dosage & Administration

The most common form of Androcur offered is a tablet that is taken orally. The dose is usually 200 mg to start but could be increased to 300 mg if needed to offer the individual the highest level of overall benefits. This requires the user to take from 4 to 6 tablets a day, usually in 2 or 3 doses with food. It is important to follow the dosing instructions precisely and not to skip doses.

There is also an injectable option with Androcur. This usually involves one injection weekly of 300 mg. This is usually reserved for males that have had their testicles removed. The severity of the prostate cancer, body weight, other medicines taken, and overall health condition influence the dose as well as the duration of use.

Androcur Side Effects & Precautions

The use of Androcur is only for adult males. It isnít recommended for children and women should never take it. Store Androcur away from moisture and away from light as such elements can reduce the effectiveness of it. Males that have liver or kidney problems arenít a good candidate for the use of this medication.

Many people find that they experience chronic fatigue for the first few months of use. After about 3 months, your body should get used to the Androcur. Let your doctor know if your fatigue continues. Donít consume alcohol when you take Androcur as it can reduce the effectiveness of it and also increase overall fatigue.

Other possible side effects that can occur with the use of Androcur are:

  • Hair loss
  • Impotency
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of balance
  • Low libido
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Tenderness of the breasts
  • Weight gain

Make sure you report immediately to the doctor if you experience any of the follow symptoms:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Bloody stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech

Please note: this product is in Turkish packaging and will include patient information in the Turkish language.

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Androcur 50mg Cyproterone 0.5mg Tablets